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Most Conservative: 11,968th
The Commonwealth of
Moralistic Democracy
We're going to the end of the line!
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Handle With Care

Population1.465 billion

AnimalThe Monkey Man

The Commonwealth of Handle With Care is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, ban on automobiles, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.465 billion Handle With Careans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 28.2%.

The Handle With Carean economy, worth 65.2 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Furniture Restoration, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 44,538 Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.

Pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit, and a major religion has been named as Handle With Care's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Handle With Care's national animal is the The Monkey Man, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Handle With Care is ranked 141,788th in the world and 928th in Devide by Zero for Most Extreme, scoring 15.04 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Conservative: 11,968th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 100th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 141st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 145th in the regionBest Weather: 148th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 149th in the region

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