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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 435thMost Advanced Public Education: 565thLargest Welfare Programs: 589th
The Doom-Tree of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
*Screaming*
Influence
Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Harndon

Population12.091 billion

CapitalQuechkhonia
LeaderSpokesperson Kariva Ulav

CurrencyMonalme
AnimalWyvern

The Doom-Tree of Harndon is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Spokesperson Kariva Ulav with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, soft-spoken computers, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.091 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 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Harndonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,840 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 Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 152,181 Monalmes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin, the treehouse in Wyvern Park is the tallest building in Harndon, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims, and the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event. 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 565th in the world and 4th in The Social Liberal Union for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 28,594.22 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 435thMost Advanced Public Education: 565thLargest Welfare Programs: 589thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 631stMost Cheerful Citizens: 686thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 725thLeast Corrupt Governments: 736thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 774thBest Weather: 918thMost Inclusive: 923rdNicest Citizens: 1,019thMost Pacifist: 1,072ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,124thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,221stHighest Food Quality: 1,306thMost Developed: 1,411thSafest: 1,441stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,626thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,637thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,663rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,785thHealthiest Citizens: 2,031stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,129thMost Cultured: 2,723rdTop
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Largest Governments: 2,788thLowest Crime Rates: 3,164thSmartest Citizens: 3,583rdMost Influential: 4,059thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,505thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,446thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,307thHighest Economic Output: 10,472ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 14,563rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,652ndMost Efficient Economies: 17,147thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,995thMost Income Equality: 23,447thLargest Populations: 26,440th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the region

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