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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,436thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,487thRudest Citizens: 2,851st
The Federal States of
Corporate Bordello
Hanskāros navīnua ranga prefaxīmas!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Hanskarr

Population4.127 billion

CapitalHareldam
LeaderPresident John Chew

CurrencyHanskarr credit
AnimalHanskarr Deathwolf

The Federal States of Hanskarr is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President John Chew with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, aversion to nipples, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.127 billion Hanskarrans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hareldam. The average income tax rate is 68.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hanskarran economy, worth 650 trillion Hanskarr credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 157,682 Hanskarr credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, and mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hanskarr's national animal is the Hanskarr Deathwolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hanskarr is ranked 35,113th in the world and 1,227th in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 68.22 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,436thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,487thRudest Citizens: 2,851stMost Influential: 3,077thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,044thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,382ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,556thMost Efficient Economies: 6,273rdMost Developed: 7,275thSmartest Citizens: 7,740thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,171stMost Cultured: 8,423rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,173rdTop
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Most Secular: 11,061stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,388thHighest Average Incomes: 11,856thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,621stMost Inclusive: 14,129thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,599thLargest Governments: 16,190thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,830thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,510thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,123rdBest Weather: 18,695thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,978th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 73rd in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 134th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 135th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 154th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 172nd in the regionMost Developed: 227th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 231st in the regionMost Cultured: 241st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 253rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 310th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 312th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 346th in the regionMost Influential: 377th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 386th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 392nd in the regionMost Secular: 396th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 432nd in the regionLargest Governments: 440th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 442nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 476th in the regionMost Inclusive: 483rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 527th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 535th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 575th in the regionBest Weather: 618th in the regionLargest Populations: 629th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 660th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 707th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 729th in the region

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