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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,246thMost Influential: 2,450thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,707th
The Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Aequo unitus
Grand Duke Heinrich VI
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
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Heinsbergen

Population2.312 billion

CapitalPflegerdorf am Rhein
LeaderGrand Duke Heinrich VI
FaithAgnostic Atheism

CurrencyKupfermark
AnimalAlpine Swift

The Grand Duchy of Heinsbergen is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Grand Duke Heinrich VI with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.312 billion Heinsbergeners have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pflegerdorf am Rhein. The average income tax rate is 33.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Heinsbergenerian economy, worth 232 trillion Kupfermarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 100,565 Kupfermarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians, Heinsbergen's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, and politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Heinsbergen's national animal is the Alpine Swift, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnostic Atheism.

Heinsbergen is ranked 37,143rd in the world and 227th in Europe for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 3,731.47 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,246thMost Influential: 2,450thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,707thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,333rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,232ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,436thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,608thMost Developed: 19,300thMost Secular: 19,969th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 114th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 124th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 126th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 127th in the region

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