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Most Influential: 922ndFattest Citizens: 3,627thLargest Retail Industry: 3,849th
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Population12.19 billion

CapitalHatstheput City


The Foral Kingdom of Hatstheput is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.19 billion Hatstheputians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hatstheput City. The average income tax rate is 6.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Hatstheputian economy, worth a remarkable 1,348 trillion Quasas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 110,600 Quasas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The debts of the father fall upon the son, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, the nation's first space rocket -- sponsored by Eckie-Ecola and shaped like an enormous soda bottle -- is being developed, and computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, 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.

Hatstheput is ranked 168,591st in the world and 173rd in Anteria for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.43 percentage of bribes refused.

Most Influential: 922ndTop
Fattest Citizens: 3,627thLargest Retail Industry: 3,849thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,863rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,590thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,572ndRudest Citizens: 6,408thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,991stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,137thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,290thMost Stationary: 10,982ndNudest: 11,107thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,847thTop
Highest Economic Output: 15,169thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,735thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,862ndSmartest Citizens: 16,962ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,561stMost Cultured: 19,990thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,407thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,290th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 6th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 27th in the region

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