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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,162nd Largest Insurance Industry: 1,599th Fattest Citizens: 1,701st
The Enslaved People of
Corporate Police State
Death to Kautas
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Harmsend

Population3.212 billion

CapitalNew Londo
FaithCult of the Darkwraith

CurrencySoulcontainer
AnimalDarkwraith

The Enslaved People of Harmsend is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, unlimited-speed roads, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.212 billion Slaves 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Londo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The frighteningly efficient enslaved economy, worth 640 trillion Soulcontainers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 199,260 Soulcontainers, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,126,522 per year while the poor average 17,293, a ratio of 65.1 to 1.

The government nonchalantly sells old nukes to other countries, it's best to decline if Leader offers to buy a round of drinks, the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking, and death row is annually emptied to feed the nation's hunger for televised murder-games. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harmsend's national animal is the Darkwraith, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cult of the Darkwraith.

Harmsend is ranked 178,455th in the world and 268th in Spiritus for Safest, scoring 7.58 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,162ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,599thFattest Citizens: 1,701stLargest Retail Industry: 1,867thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,880thMost Avoided: 2,013thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,132ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,419thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,225thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,333rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,375thLargest Mining Sector: 3,427thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,646thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,736thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,956thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,077thHighest Average Incomes: 5,423rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,193rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,189thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,356thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,044thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,356thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,114thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 9,553rdMost Extreme: 11,632ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,630thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,043rdLargest Gambling Industry: 15,402nd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionMost Extreme: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Harmsend's influence in Spiritus rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Harmsend, death row is annually emptied to feed the nation's hunger for televised murder-games.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmsend, the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmsend, it's best to decline if Leader offers to buy a round of drinks.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmsend, the government nonchalantly sells old nukes to other countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmsend, pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmsend, tourists are flocking to the newly-built MeteorLand family resort.
  • : Harmsend lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Harmsend relocated from Balder to Spiritus.
  • : Harmsend altered its national flag.

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