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Largest Welfare Programs: 18thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 38thMost Advanced Public Transport: 62nd
The Kingd' o' t' Herrebrugh Isl' of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Die wel doet en hoeft niet omzien
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Herrebrugh

Population29.942 billion

CapitalJosephtown
LeaderKing Jozef III of the Herrebrugh Islands
Faiththe Nether-High Dutch Uniting Church

Currencyguilder
AnimalJozevian elephant

The Kingd' o' t' Herrebrugh Isl' of Herrebrugh is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Jozef III of the Herrebrugh Islands with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 29.942 billion Herrebrughers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Josephtown. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Herrebrugher economy, worth a remarkable 6,708 trillion guilders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 224,062 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, new pests have been imported into Herrebrugh, hordes of tourists are ruining the environment, and friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Herrebrugh's national animal is the Jozevian elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Nether-High Dutch Uniting Church.

Herrebrugh is ranked 1,219th in the world and 1st in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Stationary, with 3,717.705954 Days.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 18thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 38thMost Advanced Public Transport: 62ndSafest: 134thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 272ndMost Subsidized Industry: 335thMost Pacifist: 390thHighest Average Tax Rates: 395thLeast Corrupt Governments: 431stLargest Governments: 555thLowest Crime Rates: 683rdMost Rebellious Youth: 701stMost Advanced Public Education: 750thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 766thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 788thMost Cultured: 946thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,049thNicest Citizens: 1,105thHighest Economic Output: 1,180thMost Developed: 1,196thMost Stationary: 1,219thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,232ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,298thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,423rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,436thSmartest Citizens: 1,475thMost Efficient Economies: 1,786thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,909thMost Influential: 2,062ndMost Inclusive: 2,317thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,527thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,418thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,422ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,644thHighest Average Incomes: 4,861stMost Secular: 10,573rdTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,883rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,641stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,922ndMost Politically Free: 17,383rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,160th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionMost Politically Free: 16th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 20th in the region

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