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Most Devout: 2,575thMost Armed: 5,087thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,689th
The Child eaters of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Itís not just a juicy child itís a religion
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population3.261 billion

FaithThe skeleton


The Child eaters of Haroldiaistan is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Skeletron with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.261 billion Skeletons are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bonevile. The average income tax rate is 76.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Haroldiaistanian economy, worth 389 trillion Bones a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 119,293 Bones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés, the government snoops on private internet connections, restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints, and children regularly take part in blood sports that result in extreme boo-boos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haroldiaistan's national animal is the Pumpkin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The skeleton.

Haroldiaistan is ranked 38,685th in the world and 9th in Bluecrown Keep for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 739.34 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most Devout: 2,575thMost Armed: 5,087thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,689thTop
Largest Black Market: 11,668thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,454thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,882ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,889thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,422ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,472ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,930thMost Conservative: 17,517thMost Developed: 17,796thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,096thLargest Governments: 18,465thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,036thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,052ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,714thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,117thMost Efficient Economies: 20,400thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,692ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,181st
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Armed: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the region

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