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The Philosophical Kingdom of Heathcliffe

Population11.023 billion

CapitalStaten üpon Avon
LeaderHeathcliffe von Lübenstein


The Most Serene Republic of The Philosophical Kingdom of Heathcliffe is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Heathcliffe von Lübenstein with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.023 billion Heathcliffetites hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Staten üpon Avon. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Heathcliffean economy, worth a remarkable 1,724 trillion Cliffenotes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 156,426 Cliffenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation was recently voted "most likely to betray its allies", the government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms, and shady doctors seem to have impeccable records. Crime is totally unknown. The Philosophical Kingdom of Heathcliffe's national animal is the Tardigrade, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cliffetianity.

The Philosophical Kingdom of Heathcliffe is ranked 178,141st in the world and 382nd in The Land of Kings and Emperors for Most Avoided, scoring 0.36 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Influential: 1,855thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,213thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,315thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,723rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,894thMost Pacifist: 2,918thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,922ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,148thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,462ndNicest Citizens: 3,942ndSafest: 3,970thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,982ndLargest Governments: 4,339thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,365thMost Developed: 4,501stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,794thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,821stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,827thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,933rdMost Cultured: 5,105thMost Inclusive: 5,418thSmartest Citizens: 5,704thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,086thMost Efficient Economies: 6,567thHealthiest Citizens: 6,769thBest Weather: 6,904thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,023rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,178thHighest Economic Output: 8,396thNudest: 8,758thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 9,795thMost Politically Free: 11,473rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,888thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,723rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,918thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,970th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionSafest: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 19th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 31st in the regionLargest Populations: 37th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 39th in the region

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