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Most Influential: 83rdLargest Mining Sector: 135thLargest Populations: 671st
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Population39.913 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 barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 39.913 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, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 1.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hirotan economy, worth a remarkable 7,347 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 184,080 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 9,293rd in the world and 172nd in Europe for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 410.28 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Influential: 83rdLargest Mining Sector: 135thLargest Populations: 671stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 919thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 977thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,050thHighest Crime Rates: 1,130thHighest Economic Output: 1,198thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,635thFattest Citizens: 1,693rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,795thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,961stTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,755thSmartest Citizens: 2,984thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,399thMost Avoided: 3,581stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,462ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,574thLargest Black Market: 5,912thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,104thMost Stationary: 6,766thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,782ndRudest Citizens: 7,826thMost Cultured: 8,124thHighest Average Incomes: 9,164thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,293rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,084thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,686thMost Armed: 11,700thTop
Most Secular: 14,304thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,977thMost Efficient Economies: 17,065thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,645thMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,381st
Largest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionFattest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 27th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Black Market: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 42nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 59th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 60th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 70th in the regionNudest: 75th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 84th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 98th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 100th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 119th in the regionRudest Citizens: 127th in the region

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