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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 385th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 650th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 993rd
The Spooktacular Wülfsreich of
Corporate Police State
Glory to the Wülfsreich!
Empress Luna Ilune Makyus
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Hardonius

Population3.02 billion

CapitalKorstral
LeaderEmpress Luna Ilune Makyus
FaithSpectrism

CurrencyHardusion
AnimalGray Wolf Bat

The Spooktacular Wülfsreich of Hardonius is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Empress Luna Ilune Makyus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, flagrant waste-dumping, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.02 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, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Korstral. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Hardonian economy, worth 903 trillion Hardusions a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 299,280 Hardusions, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,203,720 per year while the poor average 49,797, a ratio of 24.2 to 1.

The military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, and exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'. 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 Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Spectrism.

Hardonius is ranked 31,748th in the world and 1,871st in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 3,589.16 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 385thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 650thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 993rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,050thLargest Black Market: 1,195thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,230thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,328thHighest Average Incomes: 1,494thTop
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Most Influential: 2,759thLargest Retail Industry: 3,192ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,972ndLargest Governments: 4,870thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,960thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,429thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,169thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,413thRudest Citizens: 6,634thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,675thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,829thMost Cultured: 8,059thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,775thMost Efficient Economies: 8,819thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,351stSmartest Citizens: 9,775thLowest Crime Rates: 11,244thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,727thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,172ndMost Developed: 12,272ndHealthiest Citizens: 12,554thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,569thHighest Economic Output: 14,289th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 31st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 48th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 166th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 182nd in the regionLargest Governments: 214th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 216th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 302nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 326th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 351st in the regionRudest Citizens: 374th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 389th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 395th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 404th in the regionMost Cultured: 405th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 427th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 455th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 496th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 513th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 519th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 524th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 672nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 683rd in the regionMost Developed: 711th in the regionMost Influential: 804th in the regionMost Stationary: 869th in the region

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