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The Supremely Democratic States of Hirota

“Numquam paenite”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Europe

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Hirota

Population36.264 billion

LeaderKan Pae Down

Currencycoin
Animalforest owl

The Supremely Democratic States of Hirota is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kan Pae Down with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 36.264 billion Hirotans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Hirotan economy, worth a remarkable 6,768 trillion coins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 186,653 coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Having skeletons in one's closet is no longer just a macabre idiom, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct, and teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Hirota's national animal is the forest owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hirota is ranked 946th in the world and 11th in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 314.61 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Mining Sector: 121stMost Influential: 144thLargest Populations: 693rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 714thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 946thHighest Crime Rates: 981stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,005thHighest Economic Output: 1,047thFattest Citizens: 1,364thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,644thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,942ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,016thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,227thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,231stSmartest Citizens: 2,852ndMost Avoided: 3,381stLargest Retail Industry: 4,337thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,443rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,834thLargest Black Market: 5,104thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,231stHighest Average Incomes: 7,588thRudest Citizens: 7,738thMost Cultured: 7,812thMost Stationary: 8,187thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,918thMost Armed: 9,168thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,501stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,624thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,685thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 12,170thMost Secular: 13,659thMost Efficient Economies: 15,021st
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Largest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 32nd in the regionMost Stationary: 35th in the regionMost Avoided: 35th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 64th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 77th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 79th in the regionNudest: 79th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 89th in the regionRudest Citizens: 105th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 109th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 111 » Imperium Anglorum, An Clar, Bohomo, Lexembourg, Lovisa, Slavorussia, Troltovia, The New Nordic Union, Dark Matter, Outer Sparta, Regnum Italiae, Evka, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Einswenn, Popaholick, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Northern German Federation, Nuweland, Northeast Vatican, Sinclairtown, Galway-Dublin, Yahlia, Saint Domingo, Ahma, Slavonia and Srijem, Thracia Republic, Quentenia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Irminsulia, Germany Third Reich, Imperium Malignis, North of Americas, Alsted, Feria-Alkaline, St Scarlett, Rouvenor, South St Maarten, Chioganah, Pazano, Wessex and Cornwall, New Ylicia, Belmoren, Dorpz, Death Bat, Amicities, Greate San Marino, Miharr, The Sect Meces, Thracia and Crimea, British Alban, and 61 others.Cytadela, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Nardin, Republic of Satherland, Beauprix, Wombelland, Leranditale, Kenmoria WA Mission, Volara, Socialist Balkans, Nevelja, Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate, Parliamentary Laramidia, Brakanistan, Viciebskaja, Soviet Taoistan, Elisabethshagen, Stromia, Novo Portugal, Belgique et France, Neuchateau, Leszno, Walfo, British Norklon, The Wretched of this Earth, Lord Sapre, Enway, Shagolaa, Elitestland, Sienkahn, The Pagan Moon, Continental Social Democrats, Riverpost, Alba-Nord, Kanokla, Kurman, Novolemania, Dalmannia, Carphelia, Drew Durrnil, Chronus, Prussian-Union, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Invernessia, Ausvelt, The Champions League, Someseni, Transmontagne, Delphinia, ENOTRIA, Boldia, Umeria, Sloburg, Savinecross, Miechow 2, Destyntine, Grodisze, Nieuw Gent, The Seven Provinces, and Abject Ludicrosity.

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