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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,267thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,435thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,661st
The Dissociative State of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Where everyone goes home with a free mattress!
Dr Norvak Dolokai
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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Hardscrabble

Population8.515 billion

CapitalSquash Flats
LeaderDr Norvak Dolokai

Currencyflorgon
Animalwood shrew

The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Dr Norvak Dolokai with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, unlimited-speed roads, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.515 billion Hardscrabbleans 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, with Environment, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Squash Flats. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Hardscrabblean economy, worth a remarkable 1,406 trillion florgons a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 165,219 florgons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low, a common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously", and truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news. Crime is totally unknown. Hardscrabble's national animal is the wood shrew, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hardscrabble is ranked 223,141st in the world and 6,500th in Balder for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -13.8 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,267thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,435thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,661stMost Pacifist: 1,777thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,829thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,964thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,068thNicest Citizens: 2,201stTop
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Safest: 2,420thMost Developed: 2,427thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,625thSmartest Citizens: 2,634thMost Inclusive: 3,002ndMost Cultured: 3,125thMost Influential: 3,270thRudest Citizens: 3,291stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,296thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,886thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,949thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,013thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,063rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,097thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,382ndLargest Governments: 4,580thBest Weather: 4,783rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,998thMost Efficient Economies: 5,602ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,627thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,236thNudest: 9,199thHighest Average Incomes: 10,540thHighest Economic Output: 11,139thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 12,472ndMost Secular: 13,650thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,777thMost Politically Free: 16,274thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,371stLowest Crime Rates: 17,916thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,465th
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Most Influential: 16th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 56th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 63rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 68th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 76th in the regionNicest Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Developed: 84th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 88th in the regionMost Pacifist: 88th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 99th in the regionMost Inclusive: 103rd in the regionSafest: 122nd in the regionMost Cultured: 125th in the regionRudest Citizens: 149th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 171st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 172nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 172nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 188th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 193rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 197th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 211th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 217th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 219th in the regionBest Weather: 220th in the regionLargest Governments: 226th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 244th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 273rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 286th in the regionNudest: 318th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 353rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 454th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 485th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 547th in the regionMost Secular: 684th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, a common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously".
  • : Hardscrabble's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low.
  • : Hardscrabble endorsed The Kingdom of North East Somerset.
  • : Hardscrabble was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Hardscrabble was endorsed by The Kingdom of North East Somerset.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them.
  • : Hardscrabble was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Hardscrabble, refugees from other nations are flocking to Hardscrabble's border.

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Endorsements Received: 1 » North East Somerset.

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