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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 145thMost Influential: 362ndMost Pacifist: 2,693rd
The Hamsters Knows Best State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For a peaceful Skaraborg - Forever!
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The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg

Population5.061 billion

CapitalMariestad
LeaderKing Oscar III
FaithLutheranism

CurrencySkaraborgian Riksdaler
AnimalHamster

The Hamsters Knows Best State of The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Oscar III with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.061 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 91.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skaraborgian economy, worth 553 trillion Skaraborgian Riksdalers a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 109,345 Skaraborgian Riksdalers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

At least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to King Oscar III's wardrobe, a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, and the nation's museums are real penny-pinchers. 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 269,665th in the world and 12,872nd in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 5.08 Obesity Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 145thMost Influential: 362ndMost Pacifist: 2,693rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,736thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,758thTop
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Safest: 3,611thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,146thBest Weather: 4,222ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,324thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,430thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,528thNicest Citizens: 4,530thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,482ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,823rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,936thMost Inclusive: 6,326thHighest Food Quality: 6,674thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,830thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,859thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,886thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,521stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,700thLowest Crime Rates: 9,163rdMost Developed: 10,429thMost Cultured: 10,644thLargest Governments: 12,473rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 13,867thSmartest Citizens: 16,442ndHighest Poor Incomes: 17,494thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,583rdMost Efficient Economies: 19,296thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,379thMost Advanced Public Transport: 24,870thMost Scientifically Advanced: 27,477th
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Most Influential: 78th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 117th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 140th in the regionMost Pacifist: 152nd in the regionSafest: 184th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 199th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 212th in the regionBest Weather: 249th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 250th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 259th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 261st in the regionNicest Citizens: 263rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 268th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 274th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 318th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 343rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 382nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 389th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 390th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 406th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 448th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 456th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 491st in the regionMost Cultured: 528th in the regionMost Developed: 612th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 613th in the regionLargest Governments: 624th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 659th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 677th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 835th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 864th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 869th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,041st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,096th in the regionLargest Populations: 1,145th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,294th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,314th in the region

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