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Largest Welfare Programs: 587thMost Advanced Public Education: 614thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 641st
The Permenantly Grumpy Tree of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
*Screaming*
Influence
Envoy
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Harndon

Population9.132 billion

CapitalQuechkhonia

CurrencyMonalme
AnimalWyvern

The Permenantly Grumpy Tree of Harndon is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.132 billion Harndonians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quechkhonia. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Harndonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,377 trillion Monalmes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 150,803 Monalmes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It turns out you can teach cats new tricks, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, Quechkhonia spends billions upgrading public transport, and elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harndon's national animal is the Wyvern, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Harndon is ranked 224,867th in the world and 118th in The Social Liberal Union for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -14.44 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 587thMost Advanced Public Education: 614thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 641stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 694thMost Cheerful Citizens: 700thNicest Citizens: 735thMost Pacifist: 753rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 762ndMost Inclusive: 765thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 780thLeast Corrupt Governments: 791stMost Compassionate Citizens: 839thBest Weather: 942ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,255thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,259thSafest: 1,273rdMost Developed: 1,303rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,555thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,614thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,675thMost Influential: 1,684thHealthiest Citizens: 1,985thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,537thMost Cultured: 2,595thLowest Crime Rates: 2,993rdSmartest Citizens: 3,500thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,847thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,075thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,750thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,463rdTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,493rdHighest Economic Output: 12,503rdMost Subsidized Industry: 13,125thHighest Average Incomes: 13,715thMost Efficient Economies: 15,869thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,065th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the region

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