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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 69thMost Influential: 215thMost Valuable International Artwork: 834th
The Pacifist Hamsters of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For a peaceful Skaraborg - Forever!
King Oscar III
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg

Population2.176 billion

CapitalMariestad
LeaderKing Oscar III
FaithLutheranism

CurrencySkaraborgian Anork
AnimalHamster

The Pacifist Hamsters of The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Oscar III with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, hatred of cheese, and spontaneously combusting cars. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.176 billion Skaraborgians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mariestad. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skaraborgian economy, worth 218 trillion Skaraborgian Anorks a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 100,481 Skaraborgian Anorks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services, street crime is on the rise as police officers spend most of their time in prisons, and airport security is provided by private companies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg's national animal is the Hamster, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lutheranism.

The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg is ranked 210,380th in the world and 7,830th in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -135.83 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 69thMost Influential: 215thMost Valuable International Artwork: 834thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,862ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,709thSafest: 3,769thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,972ndBest Weather: 4,568thHealthiest Citizens: 4,713thNicest Citizens: 4,742ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,759thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,085thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,690thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,875thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,199thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,067thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,208thMost Inclusive: 8,247thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,476thLowest Crime Rates: 9,334thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,258thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,274thMost Developed: 12,134thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,852ndLargest Governments: 13,888thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,807thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,949thMost Efficient Economies: 18,168thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,944thSmartest Citizens: 20,998thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,061stMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,196th
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Most Influential: 56th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 97th in the regionMost Pacifist: 181st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 195th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 200th in the regionSafest: 216th in the regionNicest Citizens: 281st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 281st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 283rd in the regionBest Weather: 286th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 287th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 297th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 315th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 346th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 353rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 415th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 487th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 501st in the regionMost Inclusive: 509th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 563rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 583rd in the regionMost Cultured: 659th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 686th in the regionLargest Governments: 703rd in the regionMost Developed: 715th in the regionMost Average: 780th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 901st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 944th in the region

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