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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,061st Largest Insurance Industry: 1,511th Fattest Citizens: 1,622nd
The Enslaved People of
Corporate Police State
Death to Kautas
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
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Harmsend

Population3.593 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, free-roaming dinosaurs, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.593 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, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. 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 719 trillion Soulcontainers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 200,266 Soulcontainers, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,161,662 per year while the poor average 16,384, a ratio of 70.9 to 1.

Getting caught with the wrong recipe book can get you locked up for 100 - 500 megaseconds, both illness and poverty are seen as signs of low moral worth, emergency services don't respond to trailer park fires, and international organisations everywhere are united in their condemnation of the nation's zombified military (Harmsend has found 1 easter egg). 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 135,798th in the world and 236th in Spiritus for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 22.64 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,061stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,511thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 1,622ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,738thLargest Retail Industry: 1,852ndMost Avoided: 1,875thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,010thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,193rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,959thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,088thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,175thLargest Mining Sector: 3,252ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,457thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,754thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,135thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,079thHighest Average Incomes: 5,337thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,140thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,749thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 7,741stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,818thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,910thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,398thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,474thMost Extreme: 9,252ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,059thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,224thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,504th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionMost Armed: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Harmsend's influence in Spiritus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Harmsend was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Harmsend's influence in Spiritus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Harmsend, international organisations everywhere are united in their condemnation of the nation's zombified military (Harmsend has found 1 easter egg).
  • : Following new legislation in Harmsend, emergency services don't respond to trailer park fires.
  • : Harmsend's influence in Spiritus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Harmsend lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Harmsend altered its national flag.
  • : Harmsend relocated from Lazarus to Spiritus.
  • : Harmsend was refounded in Lazarus.

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