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Nudest: 1,772ndMost Secular: 2,380thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,814th
The United Socialist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Unity through knowledge
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population399 million

CapitalMegamaxian Megalopolis

Animalwhite shark

The United Socialist States of Hytterlander is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 399 million Hytterlanderians 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Megamaxian Megalopolis. The average income tax rate is 71.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Hytterlanderian economy, worth 30.1 trillion Hyttes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Book Publishing. Average income is 75,546 Hyttes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A soldier's body is a temple, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity, the government is paving paradises to put up parking lots, and weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hytterlander's national animal is the white shark, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hytterlander is ranked 23,875th in the world and 1,178th in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.12 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Nudest: 1,772ndTop
Most Secular: 2,380thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,814thMost Influential: 5,024thTop
Safest: 11,515thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,702ndMost Pacifist: 14,741stMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,844thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,693rdMost Inclusive: 17,256thNicest Citizens: 18,191stHealthiest Citizens: 18,549thMost Income Equality: 19,073rdLowest Crime Rates: 19,410thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,774th
Nudest: 55th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 94th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 386th in the regionTop
Safest: 434th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 445th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 493rd in the regionMost Influential: 542nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 564th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 579th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 590th in the regionMost Pacifist: 618th in the regionMost Inclusive: 627th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 659th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 688th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 689th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 694th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 711th in the regionNicest Citizens: 715th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 721st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 722nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 722nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 768th in the regionBest Weather: 769th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 779th in the region

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