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The People's Republic of Harmonypine

“Gearing toward progression” Sean Gentry

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Harmonypine

Population6.599 billion

CapitalHarmony City
LeaderSean Gentry

CurrencySilverchip
AnimalPackrat

The People's Republic of Harmonypine is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Sean Gentry with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and daily referendums. The compassionate population of 6.599 billion Harmonypineans 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Harmony City. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Harmonypinean economy, worth a remarkable 1,501 trillion Silverchips a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 227,589 Silverchips, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy, a new apartment is worth a thousand betrayals, the government has returned all business to private ownership, and the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harmonypine's national animal is the Packrat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Harmonypine is ranked 237,242nd in the world and 8,962nd in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -413.96 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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1%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 500thLargest Retail Industry: 669thMost Influential: 883rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,031stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,658thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,103rdMost Developed: 2,257thTop
5%
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,031stMost Inclusive: 3,069thLargest Governments: 3,178thSmartest Citizens: 3,452ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,662ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,757thLargest Mining Sector: 3,876thMost Cultured: 4,258thHighest Average Incomes: 4,577thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,695thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,914thMost Pacifist: 5,146thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,195thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,256thSafest: 6,523rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,557thHealthiest Citizens: 6,827thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,274thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,047thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,159thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,508thNicest Citizens: 9,668thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,200thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,527thRudest Citizens: 10,588thHighest Economic Output: 11,846thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,950thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,267thTop
10%
Most Secular: 12,323rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,982ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,116thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,141stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,150thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,175thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,164thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,749thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,488th
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Largest Retail Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 59th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 83rd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 134th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 139th in the regionMost Developed: 139th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 164th in the regionLargest Governments: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 182nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 192nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 200th in the regionMost Inclusive: 207th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 218th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 220th in the regionMost Cultured: 221st in the regionMost Pacifist: 295th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 301st in the regionMost Influential: 322nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 325th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 355th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 363rd in the regionSafest: 374th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 376th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 385th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 390th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 402nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 408th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 409th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 427th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 433rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 457th in the regionTop
10%
Nicest Citizens: 560th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 585th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 597th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 601st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 619th in the regionMost Secular: 631st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 643rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 736th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 790th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 902nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 929th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 940th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 946th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Harmonypine, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities.
  • : Harmonypine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Most Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonypine, the government has returned all business to private ownership.
  • : Harmonypine was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonypine, a new apartment is worth a thousand betrayals.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonypine, engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonypine, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Harmonypine Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonypine, international humanitarian organisations are applauding the government for ending the death penalty.
  • : Harmonypine endorsed The Grand Duchy of Bongo Mountain.
  • : Harmonypine was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Bongo Mountain.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 277 » Venicea, Lulubellia, Republica Guilleana, Lorigia, Corfad, Draconian Progression, Newpromisedland, Zzozona, Orado, Ethnon, North Bratislava, Eraver, Former English Colony, The Rhein States, Interdimensional Zone, Wilkshire, Siwale, Pallaith, Territorio di Nessuno, Sil Dorsett, Koda-Land, Ravendi, Shibutani, Hardscrabble, Seenvorland, Sundred, Aerilia, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Hamerica, PotatoFarmers, WeKnow, Chips and Guac, Empy, The Tampa Bay Rays, Heilhum Imperius, Brucklania, Kragsgale, El Fiji Grande, Guer Aike, Xagill, Yaorozu, Picairn, Dabarastan, Omnistria, Pytong, Northwest Zedonia, Vincone Cae, Great Bights Mum, Cretox State, The Galactic Triumvirate, and 227 others.Loutsland, New Lakemba, Pleroma Sans Romans, Animu Place, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Notyoutopia, Morover, Malta Comino Gozo, Unsophisticate, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Dreadton, Nordic-British Union, Advancia-Sizzletown, Kazoo Basin, Joodey, Testnation223, Valentine Z, Bankowiata, Dar es Saalam, East Akra, Merconitonitopia, Selfgradatude, Votak Matim, South Baba, Kranostav, The Austro Germanic Union, Highton Islands, Shadowrik, Xipher, SORT, Chukstik Illahi, French Bananastan, Outer Shenendoah, Sikol, Frances Francis the First of France, Holy Oranz, United Kahndaq, Clan Spaniel, Runeda, Itallitopia, Panama Coalition, Ilisseia, TLTland, Zyvetskistaahn, A Salmon Named Harold, David Davidson, Ozstan, 1 very fast endotarter, The Stratosphere Islands, The Ultimate Republic, PEG, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, Libertania Democratica, Alice Gardens, Sunto, Yokciq Empire, Sevinland, Vyata Temor, Pasargad, The Iron Lions, Imperial Pieserged, Zokk, Democratic HomeLand, The Pantheons, Ellbonnia, Wineclaw, Yellops, Dakota Territories, Shinjuku tokyo 0, MonkeMafiaTopia, Leewood, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Eywaan, Altivia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Alqulonde, Amerian States, Anungu, Amblegreserland, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Aingard, Aeurithianar, The Serdey Islands, Slyakanya, Odelinor, AGoodPlace, Port Naga, Simone Republic, Strongwill, Nodnarb, Daiz, Solphine, The Jerichowan Country, Climeria, Hewani, Seijitsu, Intion North, Blyskalia, New Celoveniortan, Walter Jackson, Dicko, Star Kingdom, Cinnibar, The Sinclarian Provinces, Yukti, Godwanna, Tvers, Svenskskit, Galbadiana, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Illusia and Neverendia, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Brsil, Xentherida, Que Lukustinardon, United States of Medford, Planes, Mon Island, Otakus and Weebs, The Endless Eventide, Super Girl, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, East Wushen, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Volstokn, East Supple Lund, The Republic of Free Peoples, Canineia, McMasterdonia, Moubarakistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Pinguioris, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Barabolia, Vesteysia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Travislavania, Svenskan, Orogonia, Rising Sakura, Free Salvation, Wellandy, Maott, Deseret-Moronia, Figyjharli, Communist Lukania, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Rinadia, Kromi, Dangine, Siforpeo, Lol2639, Shotokonia, New Chilokver, Foulkes Island, Tyirza, Folenz, Morgul, BTProductions, Konolas, Xyrron, Galaician Empire, Kyoki Chudoku, Nova Arcania, Aryan Homeland, Miamington, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Nyock, Jaxikistan, TyGerria, Centrialand, Impel Down, Nation1812, Steampunk Ariel, Korean-Joseon, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Qurtuba, Italy and Malta, Hepek, Cowbridge, Randomcountryland, Defense For The World Assembly, Darkmondoria, German Spitsbergen, Tsandonown, Seanat, Britle, Atlunartemis, Libvillia, Ootasa, Katuda, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Novremia, Eternal Dominion, Boston Castle, Fraystonia, Tringapore, Kastonvia, Andanavia, Sopernia, Perikuresu, Duurania, Bearical, Drueste, Fizban, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Card Kingdom, The Zand Dynasty, Sahriastan, Lionia, Logovets, Capablanca, The Blazeland Administration, Beta Cyndriel, The Calabash Protectorate, Geraldina, and Bongo Mountain.

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