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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 58thMost Influential: 265thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,290th
The Pacifist Hamsters of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For a peaceful Skaraborg - Forever!
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Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg

Population3.089 billion

CapitalMariestad
LeaderKing Oscar III
FaithLutheranism

CurrencySkaraborgian Riksdaler
AnimalHamster

The Pacifist Hamsters of The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg is a massive, genial nation, ruled by King Oscar III with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.089 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 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skaraborgian economy, worth 321 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 104,169 Skaraborgian Riksdalers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, same-sex marriages are increasingly common, genetic research is temporarily tied up in government red tape, and doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality. 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 237,062nd in the world and 9,475th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -13.93 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 58thMost Influential: 265thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,290thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,862ndSafest: 3,674thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,860thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,442ndNicest Citizens: 4,451stHealthiest Citizens: 4,570thBest Weather: 4,653rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,752ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,897thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,659thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,795thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,716thMost Inclusive: 6,968thHighest Food Quality: 7,508thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,314thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,388thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,745thLowest Crime Rates: 9,455thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,601stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,385thMost Developed: 11,330thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,697thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,627thLargest Governments: 13,332ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,017thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,267thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,151stMost Efficient Economies: 17,268thSmartest Citizens: 17,595thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,812th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 50th in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 129th in the regionMost Pacifist: 177th in the regionSafest: 197th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 203rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 229th in the regionNicest Citizens: 268th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 272nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 278th in the regionBest Weather: 280th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 281st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 303rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 307th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 324th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 340th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 411th in the regionMost Inclusive: 423rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 430th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 486th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 486th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 508th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 533rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 566th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 583rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 611th in the regionMost Cultured: 644th in the regionMost Developed: 650th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 660th in the regionLargest Governments: 662nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 783rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 900th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 926th in the region

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