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Most Subsidized Industry: 86thLargest Black Market: 186thMost Advanced Public Education: 277th
The True Pacifican Fan Girl of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Hug Me, Hug Me
God Hugperor Elegarth
Influence
Envoy
Regent
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Seeker of Power

Population29.977 billion

CapitalNew Midgard
LeaderGod Hugperor Elegarth
FaithAtheism

CurrencyHug Bar
AnimalHugbear

The True Pacifican Fan Girl of The Seeker of Power is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by God Hugperor Elegarth with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.977 billion Huggeriteses are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Midgard. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Seeker of Powerian economy, worth a remarkable 7,537 trillion Hug Bars a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 251,429 Hug Bars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, religious education is a new government priority, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure, and helicopter parenting is on the rise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Seeker of Power's national animal is the Hugbear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.

The Seeker of Power is ranked 251,382nd in the world and 8,807th in the Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -18.52 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 86thLargest Black Market: 186thMost Advanced Public Education: 277thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 738thHighest Economic Output: 1,043rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,114thMost Influential: 1,130thMost Efficient Economies: 1,173rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,377thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,469thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,710thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,813thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,827thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,954thHighest Average Incomes: 3,659thMost Devout: 3,861stLowest Crime Rates: 4,403rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,767thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,868thSmartest Citizens: 5,070thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,286thLargest Governments: 5,705thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,086thMost Armed: 7,969thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,343rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,254thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,329thHealthiest Citizens: 11,920thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,512thTop
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Most Developed: 13,778thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,049thMost Patriotic: 17,059thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,352ndMost Inclusive: 20,980thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,513th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 35th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 37th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 44th in the regionMost Devout: 77th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 88th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Armed: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 114th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 122nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 127th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 128th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 131st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 135th in the regionLargest Governments: 150th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 201st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 201st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 202nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 207th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 326th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 340th in the regionMost Patriotic: 352nd in the regionMost Developed: 374th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 407th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 532nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 582nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 670th in the regionRudest Citizens: 817th in the region

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