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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 70thMost Influential: 235thMost Valuable International Artwork: 362nd
The Dissociative State of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Per mascara ad astra
Dr Norvak Dolokai
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.186 billion

CapitalSquash Flats
LeaderDr Norvak Dolokai
FaithThe Church Of Charismatic Numismatists

Animalwood shrew

The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dr Norvak Dolokai with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, national health service, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.186 billion Hardscrabblers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Squash Flats. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hardscrabblean economy, worth a remarkable 2,035 trillion florgons a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 199,791 florgons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Bins outnumber trees in city parks, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend, and the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances. Crime is totally unknown. Hardscrabble's national animal is the wood shrew, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church Of Charismatic Numismatists.

Hardscrabble is ranked 18,440th in the world and 230th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 85.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 70thMost Influential: 235thMost Valuable International Artwork: 362ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,008thNicest Citizens: 1,068thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,082ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,094thRudest Citizens: 1,191stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,204thMost Pacifist: 1,233rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,278thMost Inclusive: 1,386thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,531stSmartest Citizens: 1,748thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,912thMost Cultured: 1,957thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,087thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,136thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,144thMost Developed: 2,323rdLargest Governments: 2,348thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,458thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,460thBest Weather: 2,955thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,254thMost Efficient Economies: 3,303rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,325thSafest: 4,118thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,348thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,503rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,991stHighest Average Incomes: 6,679thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,696thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,719thHighest Economic Output: 8,021stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,271stMost Secular: 9,289thHealthiest Citizens: 9,501stNudest: 10,218thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 12,284thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,389thMost Politically Free: 18,440thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,354thHighest Drug Use: 21,271st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 47th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 52nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 54th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 69th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 74th in the regionNicest Citizens: 75th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 78th in the regionRudest Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Pacifist: 81st in the regionMost Cultured: 96th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97th in the regionMost Inclusive: 97th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 99th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 103rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 115th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionLargest Governments: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 127th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 143rd in the regionMost Developed: 143rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 145th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 149th in the regionBest Weather: 185th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 200th in the regionMost Politically Free: 230th in the regionSafest: 233rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 244th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 275th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 316th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 334th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 350th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 356th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 358th in the regionNudest: 386th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 411th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 429th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 471st in the regionMost Secular: 473rd in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 549th in the regionLargest Populations: 584th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 642nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 752nd in the region

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