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Most Valuable International Artwork: 459thMost Pacifist: 6,140thBest Weather: 6,440th
The 𝕲𝖔𝖑𝖉𝖊𝖓 𝕱𝖎𝖊𝖑𝖉𝖘 of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Lucky NationStates
Tim Galek
Influence
Powerbroker
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Hagston

Population5.588 billion

CapitalLyhnberk
LeaderTim Galek
FaithFilosofism

CurrencyGold
AnimalWillie Wagtail

The 𝕲𝖔𝖑𝖉𝖊𝖓 𝕱𝖎𝖊𝖑𝖉𝖘 of Hagston is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Tim Galek with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.588 billion Hagstonians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lyhnberk. The average income tax rate is 75.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hagstonian economy, worth 528 trillion Golds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 94,511 Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Re-education centers are being added to most prisons, transgender and agender are on the education agenda, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", and prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hagston's national animal is the Willie Wagtail, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Filosofism.

Hagston is ranked 215,610th in the world and 25th in Laraniem for Most Primitive, scoring -285.58 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 459thTop
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Most Pacifist: 6,140thBest Weather: 6,440thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,087thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,548thNicest Citizens: 8,817thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,039thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,592ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,888thSafest: 10,082ndLongest Average Lifespans: 11,255thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,808thMost Inclusive: 12,177thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,421stHealthiest Citizens: 12,424thMost Influential: 13,606thHighest Food Quality: 13,638thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,663rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,719thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,963rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,226thLowest Crime Rates: 17,066thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,241stSmartest Citizens: 17,401stMost Developed: 17,435thMost Income Equality: 18,409thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,992ndMost Cultured: 21,003rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the region

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