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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 934thMost Influential: 1,631stLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,012th
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The Highland Union

Population3.201 billion

LeaderPM Arthur Rhodes


The Federal Republic of The Highland Union is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by PM Arthur Rhodes with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.201 billion Highlanders 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Warwick. The average income tax rate is 57.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Highlandic economy, worth 422 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 131,887 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, the only places to see gryphons now are at local zoos, the news is showing footage of PM Arthur Rhodes bullying an old man to the point of tears, and prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Highland Union's national animal is the gryphon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Highland Union is ranked 173,360th in the world and 7,929th in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring zero on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 934thMost Influential: 1,631stTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,012thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,516thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,972ndHighest Food Quality: 12,657thMost Inclusive: 12,830thTop
Most Developed: 13,516thNicest Citizens: 13,639thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,871stLongest Average Lifespans: 15,127thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,688thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,320thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,479thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,926thLargest Retail Industry: 16,960thMost Pacifist: 17,093rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,355thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,770thSmartest Citizens: 17,959thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,200thMost Cultured: 18,310thHealthiest Citizens: 18,486thLeast Corrupt Governments: 20,065thBest Weather: 20,069thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,343rdHighest Average Incomes: 21,009thMost Efficient Economies: 21,844thMost Scientifically Advanced: 24,124thLowest Crime Rates: 24,654thLargest Governments: 25,615th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 140th in the regionMost Influential: 518th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 519th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 575th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 612th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 663rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 701st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 722nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 741st in the regionNicest Citizens: 760th in the regionMost Developed: 766th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 778th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 787th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 850th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 855th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 856th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 881st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 894th in the regionMost Cultured: 914th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 920th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 929th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 941st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 948th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 954th in the regionBest Weather: 990th in the regionMost Pacifist: 1,005th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,024th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,034th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,105th in the region

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