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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,594th Most Inclusive: 1,660th Most Advanced Public Education: 3,090th
The Matriarchy of
Democratic Socialists
Strength Through Compliance
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Matriarchy of Herstori is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, infamous sell-swords, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 1.029 billion Herstorians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Social Policy. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Herstorian economy, worth 113 trillion feelzzes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 110,224 feelzzes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, a recent political debate came to a quick close once the ruling party decreed it was "just plain silly", long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences, and white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Herstori's national animal is the whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Herstori is ranked 164,604th in the world and 352nd in Renegade Islands Alliance for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 23.63 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,594thMost Inclusive: 1,660thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 3,090thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,500thMost Pacifist: 3,650thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,743rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,797thMost Secular: 4,103rdNicest Citizens: 4,329thMost Developed: 4,394thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,635thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,829thBest Weather: 5,137thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,688thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,909thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,600thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,734thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,547thLargest Governments: 7,885thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,617thHealthiest Citizens: 9,456thSmartest Citizens: 10,203rdMost Income Equality: 10,367thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,538thLowest Crime Rates: 11,533rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,683rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,963rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,054thMost Efficient Economies: 16,033rd
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Most Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Income Equality: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Herstori, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Herstori, long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences.
  • : Following new legislation in Herstori, a recent political debate came to a quick close once the ruling party decreed it was "just plain silly".
  • : Following new legislation in Herstori, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
  • : Following new legislation in Herstori, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Herstori was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Herstori, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • : Following new legislation in Herstori, Coco the Clown has been elected to the nation's parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Herstori, polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts.
  • : Following new legislation in Herstori, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas.

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