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The Kingdom of SirHardHead

“Cogito Ergo Sum”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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SirHardHead

Population9.7 billion

CapitalSmiles
LeaderLeader

CurrencyShlong
AnimalDonkey

The Kingdom of SirHardHead is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.7 billion SirHardHeadians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smiles. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient SirHardHeadian economy, worth a remarkable 1,402 trillion Shlongs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 144,573 Shlongs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The law forbids arson, murder, and low-quality cheese, fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget, tours to see the 'wild men of the mountains' are popular with tourists from the big cities, and the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SirHardHead's national animal is the Donkey, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

SirHardHead is ranked 9,471st in the world and 287th in The North Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 1,402 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 725thMost Influential: 1,054thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,893rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,375thSafest: 2,833rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,989thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,222ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,314thMost Pacifist: 3,371stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,661stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,706thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,717thMost Developed: 3,783rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,825thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,891stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,919thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,317thMost Inclusive: 4,488thBest Weather: 4,577thLargest Governments: 4,834thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,153rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,255thMost Cultured: 5,701stHealthiest Citizens: 6,439thSmartest Citizens: 6,472ndMost Stationary: 7,317thNicest Citizens: 7,379thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,135thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,257thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,171stHighest Economic Output: 9,471stHighest Average Incomes: 13,456thMost Efficient Economies: 13,729th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 71st in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 130th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 147th in the regionSafest: 152nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 154th in the regionMost Stationary: 167th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 178th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 181st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 190th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 195th in the regionMost Pacifist: 202nd in the regionMost Developed: 215th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 219th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 221st in the regionLargest Governments: 232nd in the regionBest Weather: 247th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 248th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 253rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 258th in the regionMost Inclusive: 280th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 287th in the regionMost Cultured: 292nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 319th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 355th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 366th in the regionLargest Populations: 402nd in the regionMost Influential: 414th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 424th in the regionNicest Citizens: 428th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 497th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 537th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 668th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 713th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 178 » Yaorozu, Former English Colony, Selfgradatude, Unimaginable Doom, Novare Res, Notyoutopia, Guslantis, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, The Isle of Grossmania, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Avalon, Holy Oranz, Calamazo, American MapleStory, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Siwale, Malta Comino Gozo, Vexilia, Alice Gardens, Chukstik Illahi, Pallaith, Kwaj, Amerian States, The Teddy, Puczovska, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Yukti, Kelvaros Prime, Herzliyya, Buckerino, Corfad, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, PlanetPunk, Territorio di Nessuno, Wodan, Ainsworth, Maott, Abiswashyo-bhumi, and 128 others.Halcon siveriano, Itallitopia, Eglise Sainte Eve, Atain, Ozstan, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Lower Nubia, Mahsoobia, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, United Draconia, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Empy, Sacrento, Zeternia, Sundred, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, El Fiji Grande, Dar es Saalam, Babacar, Wilkshire, Rosewood-, Lunallian, Islamic Cali, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, AGoodPlace, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Mercandia, Spartoptia, Torakuen, Amauri, SORT, Fun time land of Fun, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, East Supple Lund, Kobagia, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Niradans, Lemniscata, Hong Kong Empire, Titanianapolis, Black Templares, Dreadton, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Haor Chall, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, Allison In Chains, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Alunya, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Revolutionary Sealand, Guer Aike, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Joodey, Jasminlandia, Ara Antrizuls, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Fayyayid, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Newpromisedland, Acrabinnia, Marijuana Haven, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lomjia, Abject Ludicrosity, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Elder Realms, Valhalla123, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Loutsland, Constantinolia, Loli County, Xzavia-Hjar, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Orado, Runeda, Utopicican, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Juggernautilus, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sockmanland, Vernest Quill, Makersaulache, Duerrlewang, New Octicarg, Some Random TNP Nation, Grimandia, Cuyan, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Frie Annium, Orven, and The Stratosphere Islands.

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