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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 381stMost Valuable International Artwork: 958thMost Influential: 969th
The Minecraft River Valley of
Left-Leaning College State
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A Salmon Named Harold

Population8.832 billion

Capitala comically large fish bowl
Faiththe questioning of string cheese

CurrencyIOU Card

The Minecraft River Valley of A Salmon Named Harold is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Harold with an even hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.832 billion pineapple pizza enjoyers enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of a comically large fish bowl. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient pineapple pizza enjoyer economy, worth a remarkable 2,017 trillion IOU Cards a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 228,481 IOU Cards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps, thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, and the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Salmon Named Harold's national animal is the Salmon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the questioning of string cheese.

A Salmon Named Harold is ranked 6,174th in the world and 286th in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 16,563.02 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 381stMost Valuable International Artwork: 958thMost Influential: 969thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,163rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,272ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,336thMost Developed: 1,378thMost Pacifist: 1,408thNicest Citizens: 1,464thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,534thMost Inclusive: 1,538thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,539thHealthiest Citizens: 1,547thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,558thSmartest Citizens: 1,708thHighest Food Quality: 1,820thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,938thSafest: 1,987thBest Weather: 2,092ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,287thMost Efficient Economies: 2,472ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,726thLowest Crime Rates: 2,733rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,735thTop
Largest Governments: 3,086thMost Secular: 3,230thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,536thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,690thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,160thMost Cultured: 4,614thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,080thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,322ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,910thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,102ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,174thHighest Average Incomes: 7,033rdHighest Economic Output: 12,651stTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 14,177thLargest Agricultural Sector: 24,105th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 52nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 59th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 62nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 66th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 71st in the regionMost Pacifist: 76th in the regionMost Inclusive: 77th in the regionMost Developed: 79th in the regionNicest Citizens: 82nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 84th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 84th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 89th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 95th in the regionSafest: 99th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 105th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 106th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 109th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 118th in the regionBest Weather: 124th in the regionMost Secular: 125th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 135th in the regionLargest Governments: 143rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 147th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 153rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 163rd in the regionMost Cultured: 195th in the regionMost Influential: 199th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 212th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 220th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 225th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 225th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 226th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 241st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 286th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 369th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 376th in the regionRudest Citizens: 529th in the regionMost Stationary: 548th in the region

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