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Most Influential: 89thLargest Mining Sector: 119thLargest Populations: 673rd
The Supremely Democratic States of
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Population38.439 billion

LeaderKan Pae Down

Animalforest owl

The Supremely Democratic States of Hirota is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kan Pae Down with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 38.439 billion Hirotans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Education and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Hirotan economy, worth a remarkable 6,995 trillion coins a year, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 181,979 coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tightness of border controls in Hirota leave a little to be desired, bins outnumber trees in city parks, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters, and octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Hirota's national animal is the forest owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hirota is ranked 2,622nd in the world and 11th in Europe for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 205.54 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most Influential: 89thLargest Mining Sector: 119thLargest Populations: 673rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 775thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 947thLargest Publishing Industry: 988thHighest Crime Rates: 1,027thHighest Economic Output: 1,146thFattest Citizens: 1,517thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,567thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,740thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,005thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,605thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,622ndSmartest Citizens: 2,879thMost Avoided: 3,215thLargest Retail Industry: 4,982ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,600thLargest Black Market: 5,833rdRudest Citizens: 6,728thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,065thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,123rdMost Stationary: 7,313thMost Cultured: 8,089thHighest Average Incomes: 8,741stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,127thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,849thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,067thMost Armed: 11,426thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,661stTop
Nudest: 12,080thMost Secular: 13,695thMost Efficient Economies: 15,871stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,681st
Highest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 18th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 35th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 44th in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 60th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 63rd in the regionNudest: 68th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 88th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 88th in the regionRudest Citizens: 103rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 119th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 123rd in the region

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