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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,112th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,312th Fattest Citizens: 2,634th
The Democratic Republic of
Liberty, meritocracy and justice
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Population5.034 billion

CapitalHatstheput City
FaithCatholicism and Protestantism


The Democratic Republic of Hatstheput is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.034 billion Hatstheputians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Education, with Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hatstheput City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.3%.

The all-consuming Hatstheputian economy, worth 632 trillion Quasas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 125,616 Quasas, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 654,837 per year while the poor average 12,985, a ratio of 50.4 to 1.

Programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours, dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget, and major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hatstheput's national animal is the Seahorse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism and Protestantism.

Hatstheput is ranked 27,216th in the world and 54th in Anteria for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 96.39 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,112thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,312thFattest Citizens: 2,634thLargest Retail Industry: 2,646thHighest Crime Rates: 2,873rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,269thRudest Citizens: 3,330thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,447thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,181stMost Avoided: 4,325thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,568thMost Influential: 4,967thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,489thMost Armed: 5,519thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,592ndNudest: 7,353rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,842ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,141stTop
Most Politically Free: 8,711thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,711thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9,954thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,908thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,967thMost Pro-Market: 11,356thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,635thLargest Mining Sector: 14,414thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,801st
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 24th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 24th in the regionMost Extreme: 24th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Tsokeiku, Wolfgalia, Shadoveil, Axmanie, Aziallis, Iceserbia, Agarntrop, and Nerany.

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