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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,858thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,565thHighest Economic Output: 12,433rd
The Awesome Friendly Delegate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Harrenhime, For Glory!
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Powerhouse
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Harenhime

Population13.405 billion

CapitalHarenhime City

CurrencyBridge Token
AnimalGrimm

The Awesome Friendly Delegate of Harenhime is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 13.405 billion Harenhimeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Harenhime City. The average income tax rate is 79.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Harenhimean economy, worth a remarkable 1,385 trillion Bridge Tokens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 103,386 Bridge Tokens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp, dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia, and Harenhime Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harenhime's national animal is the Grimm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Harenhime is ranked 12,433rd in the world and 290th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Economic Output, with 1,385 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,858thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,565thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 12,433rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,659thLargest Black Market: 15,344thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,965thMost Devout: 16,155thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,322ndLargest Governments: 18,799thLargest Populations: 19,086thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,152ndMost Subsidized Industry: 21,986th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 85th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 290th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 294th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 345th in the regionLargest Populations: 359th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 457th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 483rd in the regionLargest Governments: 519th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 547th in the regionMost Devout: 559th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 573rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 625th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 648th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 654th in the regionMost Cultured: 661st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Harenhime was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombified and Most Dead.
  • : Harenhime was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies.
  • : Harenhime was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Harenhime, Harenhime Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere'.
  • : Following new legislation in Harenhime, dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Harenhime, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp.
  • : Following new legislation in Harenhime, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Harenhime, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Harenhime, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil.
  • : Following new legislation in Harenhime, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet.

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