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Most Valuable International Artwork: 440thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,469thMost Pacifist: 5,194th
The 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱𝘀 of
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𝗧𝗶𝗺 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗸
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Population9.797 billion

Leader𝗧𝗶𝗺 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗸

Animal𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗴𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹

The 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱𝘀 of Hagston is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by 𝗧𝗶𝗺 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗸 with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.797 billion Hagstonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of 𝗟𝘆𝗵𝗻𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗸. The average income tax rate is 81.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hagstonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,004 trillion 𝗛𝗮𝗴𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲s 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 an impressive 102,481 𝗛𝗮𝗴𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲s, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Parents dread their examinations more than their children, before 𝗧𝗶𝗺 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗸 all AI are equally undeserving of rights, interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories", and being 𝗧𝗶𝗺 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗸 has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs. 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 309,612th in the world and 2nd in Laraniem for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -12.25 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 440thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,469thMost Pacifist: 5,194thBest Weather: 5,253rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,156thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,328thNicest Citizens: 7,368thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,887thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,907thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,170thSafest: 8,568thHealthiest Citizens: 9,434thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,243rdMost Inclusive: 11,856thHighest Food Quality: 12,712thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,012thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,649thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,889thTop
Most Developed: 15,760thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,838thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,851stLowest Crime Rates: 16,055thSmartest Citizens: 16,210thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,182ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,113thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,756thMost Income Equality: 20,753rdMost Cultured: 21,763rdLargest Governments: 23,503rdHighest Economic Output: 25,117thMost Advanced Public Transport: 26,118thMost Secular: 28,565th

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