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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 92ndMost Influential: 328thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,376th
The Hamsters Knows Best State of
New York Times Democracy
For a peaceful Skaraborg - Forever!
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The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg

Population4.503 billion

CapitalMariestad
LeaderKing Oscar III
FaithLutheranism

CurrencySkaraborgian Riksdaler
AnimalHamster

The Hamsters Knows Best State of The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg is a massive, genial nation, ruled by King Oscar III with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.503 billion Skaraborgians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mariestad. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skaraborgian economy, worth 483 trillion Skaraborgian Riksdalers a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 107,377 Skaraborgian Riksdalers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high, and government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a 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 261,088th in the world and 13,534th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.7 crimes per hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 92ndMost Influential: 328thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,376thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,838thMost Pacifist: 2,874thSafest: 3,576thHealthiest Citizens: 4,584thNicest Citizens: 4,649thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,659thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,666thBest Weather: 4,773rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,858thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,112thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,815thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,769thMost Inclusive: 7,227thHighest Food Quality: 7,548thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,788thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,223rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,679thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,279thLowest Crime Rates: 9,712thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,921stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,353rdMost Developed: 10,676thMost Cultured: 12,094thLargest Governments: 13,145thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 16,165thSmartest Citizens: 16,169thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,608thMost Efficient Economies: 18,851stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,924thMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,895th
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Most Influential: 62nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 147th in the regionMost Pacifist: 165th in the regionSafest: 192nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 192nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 249th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 264th in the regionNicest Citizens: 266th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 275th in the regionBest Weather: 279th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 280th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 288th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 300th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 323rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 359th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 417th in the regionMost Inclusive: 431st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 455th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 461st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 503rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 519th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 522nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 534th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 619th in the regionMost Cultured: 619th in the regionMost Developed: 626th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 666th in the regionLargest Governments: 681st in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 822nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 837th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 849th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 921st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,086th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,183rd in the regionLargest Populations: 1,246th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,340th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,392nd in the region

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