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Lowest Crime Rates: 99thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 128thHighest Average Tax Rates: 208th
The Haar Meest Goddelijke Staten of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Bow down to your Eternal Ruler.
Supreme Leader Samantha Prudence Thida H
Influence
Handshaker
DEAR TRIUMVIR
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Samantha-Higgs

Population10.02 billion

CapitalGlorious Home of Samantha - Upper Yangon
LeaderSupreme Leader Samantha Prudence Thida H
FaithThere Is No God But Only Samantha Higgs

CurrencySamantha Higgs' Rare Privilege Credit
AnimalThe Sacred Icons of Samantha - Kitten

The Haar Meest Goddelijke Staten of Samantha-Higgs is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Samantha Prudence Thida H with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.02 billion Samantha's Minions are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Glorious Home of Samantha - Upper Yangon. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Samantha's Minion economy, worth a remarkable 3,134 trillion Samantha Higgs' Rare Privilege Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 312,835 Samantha Higgs' Rare Privilege Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Undergrads find their professors' mushroom experiments less psychedelic than expected, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, motorcycle riders are required to wear so much gear they've been nicknamed "Stay Pufts", and not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Samantha-Higgs's national animal is the The Sacred Icons of Samantha - Kitten, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is There Is No God But Only Samantha Higgs.

Samantha-Higgs is ranked 280th in the world and 1st in Psychotic Dictatorships for Most Developed, scoring 99.3 on the Human Development Index.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 99thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 128thHighest Average Tax Rates: 208thLargest Governments: 255thMost Developed: 280thLongest Average Lifespans: 309thMost Secular: 315thMost Corrupt Governments: 347thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 373rdHighest Poor Incomes: 419thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 431stHealthiest Citizens: 456thBest Weather: 477thMost Scientifically Advanced: 558thMost Beautiful Environments: 584thMost Efficient Economies: 712thSmartest Citizens: 798thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,048thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,095thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,212thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,421stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,599thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,780thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,808thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,809thHighest Average Incomes: 1,844thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,856thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,756thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,910thHighest Economic Output: 4,523rdMost Authoritarian: 5,216thMost Income Equality: 10,109thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,751stTop
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Safest: 12,047thMost Inclusive: 12,186thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,885thMost Conservative: 16,480thMost Stationary: 20,172ndMost Extreme: 20,567thMost Influential: 21,220thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,831stMost Cultured: 22,906th
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Samantha-Higgs, not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Samantha-Higgs, motorcycle riders are required to wear so much gear they've been nicknamed "Stay Pufts".
  • : Following new legislation in Samantha-Higgs, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Samantha-Higgs, undergrads find their professors' mushroom experiments less psychedelic than expected.
  • : Following new legislation in Samantha-Higgs, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Samantha-Higgs, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Samantha-Higgs, visions of giant pink The Sacred Icons of Samantha - Kittens are a common side effect after Samantha's Minions eat their meals.
  • : Following new legislation in Samantha-Higgs, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Following new legislation in Samantha-Higgs, the nation has always been at war with Moltovea.
  • : Samantha-Higgs was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.

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