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The Republic of Harrada

“Virtue through Duty”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The Leftist Assembly



Population488 million


AnimalBlack Eagle

The Republic of Harrada is a huge, genial nation, notable for its state-planned economy, otherworldly petting zoo, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 488 million Harradans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Augusta. The average income tax rate is 77.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Harradan economy, worth 22.0 trillion Aquilas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Retail. Average income is 45,014 Aquilas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park, and most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harrada's national animal is the Black Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Harrada is ranked 223,798th in the world and 406th in The Leftist Assembly for Rudest Citizens, with 15.85 Insults Per Minute.

Most Secular: 2,427thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,642ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,141stSafest: 11,384thMost Income Equality: 11,797thTop
Most Pacifist: 13,046thMost Influential: 14,092ndLowest Crime Rates: 16,724thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,459thNicest Citizens: 17,530thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,525thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,148thMost Authoritarian: 21,635thBest Weather: 22,721st
Most Secular: 20th in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 38th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 44th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 45th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 47th in the region

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