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Largest Mining Sector: 129th Most Influential: 169th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 675th
The Supremely Democratic States of
Civil Rights Lovefest
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
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Hirota

Population34.416 billion

LeaderKan Pae Down

Currencycoin
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 barren, inhospitable landscape, digital currency, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 34.416 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, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education is also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Hirotan economy, worth a remarkable 6,528 trillion coins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 189,696 coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Large sections of Hirota have been named national reserves to protect the native tribes living there, the government has been criticized for giving away Hirota's territory to anyone who claims it, the automobile industry is sitting up and taking notice of the new 24 hour race events... as are the track's sleepless neighbours, and most ambassadors from Hirota retire only a few years after being appointed. 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 168,553rd in the world and 1,068th in Europe for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring -37.42 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Mining Sector: 129thMost Influential: 169thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 675thLargest Populations: 705thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 902ndHighest Crime Rates: 903rdHighest Economic Output: 927thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,046thFattest Citizens: 1,294thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,542ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,680thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,741stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,886thSmartest Citizens: 2,737thMost Avoided: 2,737thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,954thLargest Black Market: 3,268thLargest Retail Industry: 3,388thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,766thMost Armed: 3,952ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,914thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,291stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,320thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,553rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,797thRudest Citizens: 7,320thMost Cultured: 7,970thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,655thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,784thMost Stationary: 9,159thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,943rdMost Secular: 12,006thNudest: 12,171stMost Efficient Economies: 14,051st
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Largest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionMost Armed: 22nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Avoided: 29th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 39th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 39th in the regionMost Influential: 51st in the regionMost Stationary: 52nd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 60th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 74th in the regionNudest: 74th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 81st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 94th in the region

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