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The Republic of Hickey Islands

“The free land of free people”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Hickey Islands

Population1.98 billion

LeaderMichael Fraser


The Republic of Hickey Islands is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Michael Fraser with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.98 billion Hickiens 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katrina. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.5%.

The all-consuming Hickey Islandsian economy, worth 194 trillion Maurians a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is 98,027 Maurians, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 297,417 per year while the poor average 25,116, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

Ratings for schools' curricula range from 'Pure as the Driven Snow' to 'Late Night TV', cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, Maxtopian Grass flags adorn every college dorm room, and obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hickey Islands's national animal is the Dingo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secularism.

Hickey Islands is ranked 61,303rd in the world and 3,048th in The North Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 71.02 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 933rdTop
Most Influential: 1,875thRudest Citizens: 4,558thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,971stBest Weather: 10,204thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,731stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,373rd
Rudest Citizens: 278th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 502nd in the regionBest Weather: 586th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 652nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 684th in the regionMost Influential: 687th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 710th in the region

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