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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 206th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 326th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 633rd
The Gameside Advocate Wülfsreich of
Corporate Police State
Who needs friendship? I have NationStates
Empress Luna Ilune Makyus
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Hardonius

Population3.549 billion

CapitalKorstral
LeaderEmpress Luna Ilune Makyus
FaithSpectrism

CurrencyHardusion
AnimalGray Wolf

The Gameside Advocate Wülfsreich of Hardonius is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Luna Ilune Makyus with an iron fist, and notable for its aversion to nipples, otherworldly petting zoo, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.549 billion Hardonii are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Education and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Korstral. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Hardonii economy, worth a remarkable 1,112 trillion Hardusions a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 313,589 Hardusions, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,322,216 per year while the poor average 48,191, a ratio of 27.4 to 1.

High-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD, military spending is on the increase, the industries of Hardonius are coughing all the way to the bank, and ponies are brutally murdered before being left to rot (Hardonius has found 7 easter eggs). Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Hardonius's national animal is the Gray Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Spectrism.

Hardonius is ranked 7,625th in the world and 373rd in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 126 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 206thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 326thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 633rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 739thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 745thLargest Black Market: 937thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,172ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,286thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,959thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,556thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,817thLargest Governments: 4,067thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,474thRudest Citizens: 5,309thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,555thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,645thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,118thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,890thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,622ndMost Cultured: 7,625thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,182ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,334thMost Efficient Economies: 8,516thSmartest Citizens: 9,237thMost Influential: 9,502ndLowest Crime Rates: 9,565thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,126thHighest Economic Output: 11,615thHealthiest Citizens: 12,832ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,369thMost Developed: 13,421stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,246thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,140thMost Conservative: 15,277th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 43rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 146th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 158th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 164th in the regionLargest Governments: 194th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 246th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 258th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 268th in the regionRudest Citizens: 293rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 314th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 324th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 335th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 353rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 362nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 363rd in the regionMost Cultured: 373rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 383rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 421st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 462nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 504th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 681st in the regionMost Stationary: 695th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 701st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 705th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 705th in the regionMost Developed: 784th in the region

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