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The Kingdom of SirHardHead

“Cogito Ergo Sum”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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SirHardHead

Population11.646 billion

CapitalSmiles
LeaderLeader

CurrencyShlong
AnimalDonkey

The Kingdom of SirHardHead is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, otherworldly petting zoo, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.646 billion SirHardHeadians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient SirHardHeadian economy, worth a remarkable 1,719 trillion Shlongs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 147,636 Shlongs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools, and only adults may purchase violent video games. 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 2,818th in the world and 147th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95.8 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 880thMost Influential: 1,159thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,852ndTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,254thSafest: 2,665thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,818thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,016thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,173rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,271stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,327thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,408thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,418thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,522ndMost Pacifist: 3,597thMost Developed: 3,803rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,001stLargest Governments: 4,559thBest Weather: 4,561stMost Cultured: 4,805thMost Inclusive: 4,881stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,947thLowest Crime Rates: 4,963rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,759thSmartest Citizens: 5,909thHealthiest Citizens: 6,426thMost Stationary: 6,623rdNicest Citizens: 7,224thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,739thHighest Economic Output: 8,889thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,399thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,731stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 13,621stHighest Average Incomes: 13,980thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,265thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,057thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,266th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 66th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 115th in the regionMost Stationary: 136th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 137th in the regionSafest: 142nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 147th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 147th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 154th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 165th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 180th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 195th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 196th in the regionMost Pacifist: 211th in the regionMost Developed: 216th in the regionLargest Governments: 227th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 241st in the regionMost Cultured: 241st in the regionBest Weather: 251st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 271st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 291st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 301st in the regionMost Inclusive: 302nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 328th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 358th in the regionLargest Populations: 385th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 393rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 400th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 407th in the regionMost Influential: 467th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 517th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 578th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 647th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 676th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 795th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 914th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 201 » Yaorozu, Former English Colony, Selfgradatude, Unimaginable Doom, Notyoutopia, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, The Isle of Grossmania, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Holy Oranz, Calamazo, Wineclaw, Siwale, Malta Comino Gozo, Vexilia, Alice Gardens, Chukstik Illahi, Pallaith, Kwaj, The Teddy, Puczovska, Diodone, Yukti, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, Corfad, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, PlanetPunk, Territorio di Nessuno, Maott, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Itallitopia, Eglise Sainte Eve, Atain, Shibutani, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, United Draconia, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Empy, Zeternia, Sundred, and 151 others.Ethnon, El Fiji Grande, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Rosewood-, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, AGoodPlace, New Pruessen, SORT, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, East Supple Lund, Kobagia, Napnomadia, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Niradans, Titanianapolis, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Haor Chall, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Revolutionary Sealand, Guer Aike, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Joodey, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Newpromisedland, Acrabinnia, Abject Ludicrosity, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Valhalla123, Loutsland, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Orado, Runeda, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, Vernest Quill, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Wisconsota, Gnomewatchers, Kranostav, PotatoFarmers, Pazair, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Viridiann, Zyvetskistaahn, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Castle Federation, Palgo, Valentine Z, Praeceps, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Tachycardia, Fendlium, Lungha, Loli County, Hamerica, Valatic Ash, Woodsend, The New Communist Republic Of States, Xagill, Merconitonitopia, MiaryBhalzhack, Free Nation of Hong Kong, The Endless Eventide, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Ihese, Crader, Prevaland, Yokciq Empire, Nisastria, Varola, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, Irishvan, New Lakemba, Schnuftelland, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Prydania, Astronomical, Westinor, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Mesopotama, Frostcell, PortvgaI, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Iztocna Slavija, Hoglands, Plutayah, Veast, Greater Marysville, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Kocherian, Aoncarpa, Asoc lon, Serendipita Martia, The Calabash Protectorate, Camikistan, Seanat, Libertania Democratica, Wit Noreis, U S Eh, Arbor Marshes, Brucklania, Arichia, Damsmel, Borsukia, New Jamgra, The New Cordian Empire, Madjack, Innocentic, Xipher, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, Buckhem, Andexia, Principia Mathematica, and Ihsan.

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