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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,027thMost Influential: 1,744thSafest: 5,539th
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Herbert Island

Population4.431 billion

LeaderHerbert Winstanley


The Republic of Herbert Island is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Herbert Winstanley with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.431 billion Herbert Islandians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moribund. The average income tax rate is 80.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Herbert Islandian economy, worth 608 trillion Gummibearshums a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 137,289 Gummibearshums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Herbert Islandian bee, scientists spend more time enduring government inspections than they do on actual science, the climate agreement has actually increased the volume of hot air in the atmosphere, and Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Herbert Island. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Herbert Island's national animal is the Aardvark, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Herbert Island is ranked 163,836th in the world and 5,599th in the South Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 26,908.7 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,027thMost Influential: 1,744thTop
Safest: 5,539thMost Pacifist: 6,635thBest Weather: 6,650thHealthiest Citizens: 6,657thMost Developed: 6,660thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,044thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,262ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,335thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,367thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,103rdSmartest Citizens: 8,240thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,403rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,548thMost Secular: 9,862ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,015thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,156thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,652ndMost Cultured: 10,908thMost Efficient Economies: 11,781stMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,796thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,037thTop
Most Inclusive: 12,512thLargest Governments: 12,922ndNicest Citizens: 12,985thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,333rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,781stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,119thHighest Average Incomes: 17,350thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,205th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 169th in the regionMost Influential: 171st in the regionSafest: 193rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 214th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 215th in the regionMost Developed: 218th in the regionBest Weather: 218th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 231st in the regionMost Pacifist: 239th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 240th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 242nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 250th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 252nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 277th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 279th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 281st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 294th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 321st in the regionMost Cultured: 323rd in the regionMost Secular: 336th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 360th in the regionLargest Governments: 371st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 409th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 428th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 453rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 455th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 459th in the regionMost Inclusive: 460th in the regionNicest Citizens: 473rd in the regionMost Stationary: 504th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 517th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 555th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 664th in the regionLargest Populations: 691st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 769th in the region

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