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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 625thMost Influential: 1,421stSafest: 4,713th
The Federal Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Nous sommes unis
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The Highland Union

Population6.749 billion

CapitalWarwick
LeaderPM Paul DeGraff

Currencydollar
Animalgryphon

The Federal Republic of The Highland Union is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by PM Paul DeGraff with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.749 billion Highlanders enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Warwick. The average income tax rate is 82.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Highlandic economy, worth a remarkable 1,022 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 151,447 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians are forced to vote with their party leaders, the latest electric jet fighter has almost enough battery charge to reach cruising altitude -- provided you don't use the radar, the "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches, and defense lawyers suggestively note to juries how flagrantly happy victims were. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Highland Union's national animal is the gryphon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Highland Union is ranked 288,540th in the world and 6,196th in The North Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.65 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 625thMost Influential: 1,421stTop
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Safest: 4,713thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,397thMost Pacifist: 7,259thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,269thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,824thMost Inclusive: 8,307thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,446thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,491stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,914thNicest Citizens: 8,980thHighest Food Quality: 9,238thHealthiest Citizens: 9,494thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,172ndMost Developed: 10,221stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,333rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,847thBest Weather: 11,933rdSmartest Citizens: 11,973rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,586thLowest Crime Rates: 13,016thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,577thLargest Governments: 13,750thMost Cultured: 14,245thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 16,522ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,470thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,183rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,250thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,631stHighest Average Incomes: 21,233rdMost Efficient Economies: 21,320thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,546thLargest Retail Industry: 24,518thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,191stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25,927thMost Advanced Public Transport: 28,424thHighest Economic Output: 28,883rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 29,094th
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Safest: 259th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 279th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 321st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 337th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 356th in the regionMost Pacifist: 379th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 398th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 409th in the regionMost Inclusive: 437th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 437th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 440th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 468th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 470th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 478th in the regionNicest Citizens: 479th in the regionNudest: 487th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 490th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 492nd in the regionMost Developed: 534th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 558th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 558th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 581st in the regionBest Weather: 582nd in the regionLargest Governments: 592nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 626th in the regionMost Cultured: 629th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 653rd in the regionMost Stationary: 662nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 200 » Shibutani, Former English Colony, Siwale, Koda-Land, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Empy, Wilkshire, Ethnon, Dreadton, Great Bights Mum, Bankowiata, Corfad, Votak Matim, Frances Francis the First of France, Kranostav, Merconitonitopia, Xagill, Xentherida, Pasargad, Simone Republic, Sikol, Loutsland, Wineclaw, Sil Dorsett, Unshleepd, Pallaith, North Bratislava, AmManies, New Trisone, Advancia-Sizzletown, Hellsinky, Vincone Cae, Joodey, Kwaj, The Jerichowan Country, Holy Marcus Empire, Maott, Parpyduckland, Pazair, Joevala, Wisconsota, Bornodia, KAP03land, Cobolica, Liberum Hibernia, The Arverni Lands, Regallio, Gragadoia, Old Emporia, and 150 others.Inspiratus, GPT-3, Laurendon, Oannia, Perikuresu, Varisland, Gurou, PotatoFarmers, Filibustra, Omicron Persei V111, Piura, Zyvetskistaahn, Miyasaka, Antiyard, Sechiole, The Austro Germanic Union, Chipoli, TheLandOfFunFunFun, Intion North, Radicaster, Wolffoxia, TyGerria, Tsandonown, Etanur, New-Ferytland, Darkanistan, Singamadri, Exkosia, Stud Hoy, Russila, Transitional Global Authority, Greater Pittsburgh, Arucaria, Racoda, Harjad, Aguaria Major, Technocratic-european Countries, Vlenkenov, Austro-Bavarian States, Ham Federation, Inferior Impor, Dem Republic of Romania, Laforeia, Tenana, Spartoi, TamilPesum, Salish-Cascadia, Homo Sapiens Deuss, The Unicrons, Viridiann, Sattelbach, Coutdown, PlanetMercury, Scres Gidgerland, Kandorith, Pyos Ter, New Lakemba, Nouvel Empire, The Windmilluminati, Jeltronian WA Mission, IHateRights, Ellbonnia, Blyskalia, Nationeer, Esperonia, Gorundu, Rinadia, Territorio di Nessuno, Zerentopia, Atrito, Southern Moosetopia, The Teddy, Pineappleistania, Mallyna, Marlducro, Catalis, South Parter, Deliber, Unimaginable Doom, Northern-Kempia, New Atlantico, Lennie Briscoe, Ishtimbine, The Secret Society of Zimbabwae2, Pinky Queen, Kaschovia, Batatoland Empire, Roman Empire August, Valentine Z, Petronellania, Workers Republic of Prestes Order, Ayuzhhhhh, The Blind Side, Ovekisu, Great Ignesia, Bedsonya, Notyoutopia, Castle In Confidence, Federation of Vanguard, Inclement Space, Bodhisva, Andstions, Tugupaw, East Deslang, DarkMondoria, CyberEgypt, Jenha, Lionsroar, Sindoesia, Vertigoism, Bardopia, Sur Isles, Rex Republic, Kingdom of Time, Aerilia, Republiqueducroissant, Arjuna, Zandos, Eurocom, Alogiada, Neptunian Military Administration, Mystiquelle, Western Justice, United Caribbea, Armonker, Tazerdia, United Orange Valley States, Republic of the Soulless Hord, Izern, Bagojo, Zelenaya Dolina, Segesta, Murias, Illusia and Neverendia, Love Shack, Furballland, Verderiesdre, Luminerra, Arostica, McMasterdonia, Germanic Cat, Freecriers, Kainin, Valiacorkit, The Police, Fragrancia, Ereena, Abinved, Pribaltic Union, and Halsoni.

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