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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,549thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,936thNicest Citizens: 14,490th
The Bad Bad Hats of
Moralistic Democracy
So you want to know just how I feel about you
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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It Hurts

Population3.378 billion

Currencybad bad hat

The Bad Bad Hats of It Hurts is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and ritual sacrifices. The compassionate population of 3.378 billion It Hurtsians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 27.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong It Hurtsian economy, worth 219 trillion bad bad hats a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 65,083 bad bad hats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Money is being desperately pumped into the ruined economy, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, Leader's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, and it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. It Hurts's national animal is the hat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

It Hurts is ranked 152,502nd in the world and 3,266th in Artificial Solar System for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 835.5 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,549thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,936thTop
Nicest Citizens: 14,490thBest Weather: 20,200thHealthiest Citizens: 20,812th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 53rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 73rd in the regionBest Weather: 88th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 125th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 245th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 281st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 436th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 448th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 466th in the regionMost Developed: 467th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 472nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 481st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 502nd in the region

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