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The Why Hello There of Hesterin

“See you later, innovater!”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: Balder



Population2.14 billion

CapitalCity of Gerard Way
LeaderQueen Zara II


The Why Hello There of Hesterin is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Zara II with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.14 billion Hesterinians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City of Gerard Way. The average income tax rate is 67.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hesterinian economy, worth 205 trillion olgrarehs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,958 olgrarehs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Prisoners pray grey skies are gonna clear up, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters, sections of the police receive paramilitary training, and airport security is provided by private companies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hesterin's national animal is the squid, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is ChrIslam.

Hesterin is ranked 105,962nd in the world and 4,338th in Balder for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 49.54 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most Influential: 1,241stTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,152ndTop
Most Pacifist: 9,883rdSafest: 9,932ndLargest Welfare Programs: 10,612thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,327thMost Inclusive: 11,602ndNicest Citizens: 11,652ndBest Weather: 13,877thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,884thMost Developed: 13,955thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,468thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,769thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,229thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,469th
Most Influential: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 106th in the regionTop
Safest: 561st in the regionMost Pacifist: 589th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 603rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 607th in the regionNicest Citizens: 619th in the regionMost Inclusive: 634th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 655th in the regionMost Developed: 736th in the region

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