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Most Cheerful Citizens: 610th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,397th Most Devout: 1,866th
The Commonwealth States of
Father Knows Best State
Unity through Obedience! Peace through Power!
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Commonwealth of Hank the Cat

Population8.258 billion

CapitalSaint Zarathustraberg
LeaderPresident Hank the Cat the 25th
FaithHeavenly Church of the Co-Founders


The Commonwealth States of Commonwealth of Hank the Cat is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Hank the Cat the 25th with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 8.258 billion Brussians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Social Policy and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Zarathustraberg. The average income tax rate is 62.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Brussian economy, worth 865 trillion Tögrögs a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,753 Tögrögs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is currently revamping its entire education system, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, President Hank the Cat the 25th has taken to wearing medal-adorned military uniform in all public appearances, and drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Commonwealth of Hank the Cat's national animal is the Horse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Heavenly Church of the Co-Founders.

Commonwealth of Hank the Cat is ranked 173,555th in the world and 32nd in Kylaris for Safest, scoring 12 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 610thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,397thMost Devout: 1,866thTop
Best Weather: 2,158thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,565thMost Cultured: 3,871stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,919thMost Developed: 6,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,776thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,350thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,772ndTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 11,161stMost Inclusive: 11,470thSmartest Citizens: 12,171stHighest Economic Output: 14,292ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,734thMost Efficient Economies: 16,942ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,324thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,770thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,867thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,593rd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the region

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