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Least Corrupt Governments: 911thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,006thBest Weather: 1,015th
The Doom-Tree of
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Gerroff Our Land!
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Population16.59 billion

LeaderSpokesperson Kariva Ulav


The Doom-Tree of Harndon is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Spokesperson Kariva Ulav with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.59 billion Harndonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quechkhonia. The average income tax rate is 97.1%.

The all-consuming Harndonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,818 trillion Monals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 109,603 Monals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Reflection is vital for badly behaved politicians, Spokesperson Kariva Ulav is strangely popular with male politicians' wives, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework, and small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 109,569th in the world and 62nd in The Social Liberal Union for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,814.48 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 911thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,006thBest Weather: 1,015thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,023rdNicest Citizens: 1,117thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,155thMost Inclusive: 1,171stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,235thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,307thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,434thHighest Food Quality: 1,459thMost Pacifist: 1,604thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,804thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,876thMost Influential: 2,061stSafest: 2,068thHealthiest Citizens: 2,125thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,248thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,610thTop
Most Cultured: 2,997thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,769thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,308thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,422ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,443rdSmartest Citizens: 5,570thMost Developed: 8,049thLargest Governments: 8,128thLowest Crime Rates: 8,857thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,880thMost Income Equality: 12,592ndTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,480thMost Secular: 15,604thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,221stLargest Populations: 23,187th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Drennicka, Novgonia, Westerland, Cisalpina, and Maelstrom Republic.