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Safest: 1,382ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,846thMost Pacifist: 2,083rd
The Meritocracy of
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Civil Rights
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Population2.623 billion



The Meritocracy of Hesrova is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.623 billion Hesrovans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Haupstad. The average income tax rate is 94.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hesrovan economy, worth 418 trillion Sermines a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 159,574 Sermines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter, every week is blindness awareness week, and the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hesrova's national animal is the Finch, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Hesrova is ranked 1,382nd in the world and 46th in the South Pacific for Safest, scoring 148.24 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Safest: 1,382ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,846thMost Pacifist: 2,083rdTop
Most Influential: 2,340thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,422ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,712thHealthiest Citizens: 2,726thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,117thMost Developed: 3,152ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,344thLowest Crime Rates: 3,452ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,531stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,594thBest Weather: 3,597thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,957thSmartest Citizens: 4,212thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,300thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,568thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,677thNicest Citizens: 4,867thMost Secular: 5,186thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,216thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,351stMost Cultured: 5,366thMost Inclusive: 5,491stLargest Governments: 5,702ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,556thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,646thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,030thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,995thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,106thHighest Average Incomes: 11,537thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,909thMost Efficient Economies: 13,511thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,938th
Safest: 46th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionMost Pacifist: 72nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 85th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 89th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 91st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 97th in the regionMost Developed: 101st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 103rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105th in the regionBest Weather: 118th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 125th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 129th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 132nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 135th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 138th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 141st in the regionLargest Governments: 148th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 159th in the regionMost Cultured: 160th in the regionNicest Citizens: 166th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 190th in the regionMost Inclusive: 190th in the regionMost Secular: 200th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 207th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 281st in the regionMost Influential: 281st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 289th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 333rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 363rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 376th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 511th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 651st in the regionMost Stationary: 832nd in the region

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