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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,488th Largest Gambling Industry: 7,911th Largest Insurance Industry: 8,208th
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Civil Rights
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Pacific Hakke

Population160 million


The Republic of Pacific Hakke is a very large, efficient nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 160 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 are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.4%.

The thriving Pacific Hakkean economy, worth 12.7 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 110,546th in the world and 2,370th in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 12.7 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,488thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 7,911thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,208thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,456thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,485thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,106thMost Pro-Market: 11,789thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,783rd
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 113th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 245th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 249th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 270th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 333rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 340th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 343rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 436th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 482nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 521st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 595th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 608th in the region

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