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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,313th Largest Gambling Industry: 7,990th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,382nd
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Let's hug!
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Superb

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Pacific Hakke

Population559 million

CurrencyHug
AnimalMermaid

The Republic of Pacific Hakke is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 559 million Pacific Hakkeans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.4%.

The thriving Pacific Hakkean economy, worth 44.4 trillion Hugs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. Average income is 79,379 Hugs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 280,979 per year while the poor average 16,191, a ratio of 17.4 to 1.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, and bins outnumber trees in city parks. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Pacific Hakke's national animal is the Mermaid, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans.

Pacific Hakke is ranked 21,861st in the world and 651st in the South Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 280,979.65 Standard Monetary Units.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,313thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,990thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,382ndLargest Insurance Industry: 8,604thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,986thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,635thMost Pro-Market: 12,292ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,610thLargest Mining Sector: 16,469th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 109th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 199th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 261st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 303rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 325th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 359th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 384th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 435th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 481st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 554th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 626th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 651st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 656th in the region

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