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Largest Retail Industry: 788th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 851st Largest Soda Pop Sector: 931st
The Second Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Vivat et res publica.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Herdon

Population2.675 billion

CapitalNew Herdonia
LeaderFrederick Reeds

CurrencyHerdonian Dollar

The Second Republic of New Herdon is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Frederick Reeds with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, aversion to nipples, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 2.675 billion Herdonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Herdonia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The frighteningly efficient New Herdonian economy, worth 529 trillion Herdonian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 197,945 Herdonian Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,233,778 per year while the poor average 13,568, a ratio of 90.9 to 1.

EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak, international terrorists often get their weapons supply in New Herdon, and college-level writing classes are taught by undergraduate editors of the school newspaper. Crime is totally unknown. New Herdon's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Capitalism.

New Herdon is ranked 6,595th in the world and 1st in New Rp for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 9,455.21 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 788thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 851stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 931stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,099thFattest Citizens: 1,332ndTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,966thRudest Citizens: 2,312thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,342ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,854thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,455thMost Avoided: 3,634thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,908thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,485thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,778thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,882ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,898thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,278thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,319thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,425thLargest Mining Sector: 6,595thMost Influential: 6,743rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,317thMost Pro-Market: 7,745thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 9,138thMost Efficient Economies: 9,825thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,190th
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the region

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