by Max Barry

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,399thNicest Citizens: 12,735thBest Weather: 13,053rd
The Free Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
For the people, by the people
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population640 million

CapitalHarjan City

AnimalHarjanikan Penguinian Cat

The Free Republic of Harjanika is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 640 million Harjanikans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Harjan City. The average income tax rate is 78.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Harjanikan economy, worth 36.4 trillion Harjis a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 56,843 Harjis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Surrogate mothers are encouraged to refer to their wombs as 'rental space', exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harjanika's national animal is the Harjanikan Penguinian Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Harjanika is ranked 253,449th in the world and 1,482nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring zero on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,399thNicest Citizens: 12,735thTop
Best Weather: 13,053rdMost Pacifist: 15,980thHealthiest Citizens: 16,055thMost Inclusive: 16,175thSafest: 16,684thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,946thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,011thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,941stMost Influential: 18,026thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,694thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,758thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,123rdHighest Food Quality: 19,599thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,034thLowest Crime Rates: 20,453rdMost Income Equality: 23,924th

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