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Most Rebellious Youth: 6,803rdMost Pacifist: 7,385thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,573rd
The POTCO Server of
Left-wing Utopia
RIP 3/25/13
Honorary Representative of The Info War
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.293 billion

AnimalHassigosi Crab

The POTCO Server of Hassigos is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its daily referendums, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.293 billion Armed Guards 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, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Hassigosian economy, worth 471 trillion Hassigis a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 41,736 Hassigis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, the blind lead the blind in social welfare, the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property, and heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Hassigi treacle machine. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hassigos's national animal is the Hassigosi Crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Hassigos is ranked 193,562nd in the world and 9th in The Meme Must Go On for Most Primitive, scoring -128.13 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Rebellious Youth: 6,803rdMost Pacifist: 7,385thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,573rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,797thSafest: 8,952ndLargest Welfare Programs: 10,333rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,959thNicest Citizens: 11,137thTop
Most Inclusive: 11,700thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,425thBest Weather: 15,123rdMost Secular: 15,527thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,892ndHealthiest Citizens: 20,165thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,421stMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,536thHighest Food Quality: 20,547thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,112th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the region

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