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Largest Retail Industry: 833rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,414thMost Armed: 1,454th
The Patriotic Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Fuerza a través de la unidad y la disciplina
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Hermosamente

Population4.824 billion

CapitalSan Pedro
LeaderPresident Castañeda
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyHermosan Peso
AnimalBull

The Patriotic Republic of Hermosamente is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by President Castañeda with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, flagrant waste-dumping, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.824 billion Hermosans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Pedro. The average income tax rate is 37.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hermosan economy, worth a remarkable 1,351 trillion Hermosan Pesos a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 280,131 Hermosan Pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Statue-sitting has replaced the stake-out as the dullest form of police duty, breast milk lattes are the newest fad among hip urbanites, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, and peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hermosamente's national animal is the Bull, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Hermosamente is ranked 217,552nd in the world and 72nd in Thalassia for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 44.48 Whatever.

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Largest Retail Industry: 833rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,414thMost Armed: 1,454thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,758thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,761stMost Devout: 1,832ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,939thMost Cultured: 2,070thRudest Citizens: 2,072ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,157thMost Efficient Economies: 2,414thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,549thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,027thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,352ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,340thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,593rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,708thMost Influential: 4,913thSmartest Citizens: 5,287thLargest Black Market: 5,764thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,407thLowest Crime Rates: 6,650thMost Developed: 6,751stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,367thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,666thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,983rdLargest Governments: 9,151stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,280thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,151stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,690thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 12,551stHighest Economic Output: 13,329thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,370thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,879thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 24,558th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hermosamente, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop.
  • : Following new legislation in Hermosamente, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Hermosamente was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Hermosamente voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in Hermosamente, breast milk lattes are the newest fad among hip urbanites.
  • : Following new legislation in Hermosamente, statue-sitting has replaced the stake-out as the dullest form of police duty.
  • : Following new legislation in Hermosamente, Hermosan-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.
  • : Following new legislation in Hermosamente, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Hermosamente endorsed The Confederacy of Mikano.
  • : Hermosamente was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.

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