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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,688thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,819thBest Weather: 3,007th
The United Island Republics of
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Equal Rights, Equal Justice, Equal Distribution
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Population12.009 billion

LeaderPremier Meccai Vijaranam

Animalcrab-eating macaque

The United Island Republics of Hirematia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Premier Meccai Vijaranam with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.009 billion Hirematiyaalaa are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rumekota. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hirematiyaale economy, worth a remarkable 1,385 trillion rupiyas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 115,404 rupiyas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Hirematiyaale democracy, and Hirematiyaale tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hirematia's national animal is the crab-eating macaque, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Hirematia is ranked 131,774th in the world and 81st in The Social Liberal Union for Most Patriotic, with 11.12 flags saluted per person per day.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,688thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,819thTop
Best Weather: 3,007thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,128thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,109thSafest: 4,401stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,963rdNicest Citizens: 5,500thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,550thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,929thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,018thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,133rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,283rdHealthiest Citizens: 7,317thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,387thMost Influential: 7,577thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,753rdMost Developed: 8,311thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,443rdHighest Food Quality: 8,620thMost Inclusive: 8,833rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,875thMost Pacifist: 9,999thLowest Crime Rates: 11,250thSmartest Citizens: 11,681stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,971stLargest Governments: 12,580thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,757thMost Cultured: 13,195thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,613thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,748thMost Secular: 19,496thMost Income Equality: 20,109thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,337thMost Efficient Economies: 22,827thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,509thLargest Populations: 26,690th
Best Weather: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Politically Free: 13th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionSafest: 20th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the region

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