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The Happian Union of The Happian Union

“We do the same thing and get different results.” Mr Mahn

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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The Happian Union

Population1.988 billion

CapitalKhangam
LeaderMr Mahn
FaithLate Partying on Friday night

Currencyđonger
AnimalGeneric Animal

The Happian Union of The Happian Union is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Mr Mahn with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, complete lack of prisons, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 1.988 billion Happish are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Khangam. The average income tax rate is 73.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Happish economy, worth 274 trillion đongers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 138,006 đongers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist, and the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Happian Union's national animal is the Generic Animal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Late Partying on Friday night.

The Happian Union is ranked 9,631st in the world and 227th in The East Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 4,615.03 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 609thMost Influential: 847thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,003rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,563rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,029thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,631stMost Developed: 10,320thMost Inclusive: 10,740thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,636thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,827thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,053rdNicest Citizens: 12,454thLowest Crime Rates: 13,037thBest Weather: 13,128thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,135thLargest Governments: 13,796thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,804thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,156thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,119thHighest Average Incomes: 15,129thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,314thMost Efficient Economies: 15,552ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,553rd
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Most Influential: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 184th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 206th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 224th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 227th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 249th in the regionMost Developed: 292nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 304th in the regionMost Inclusive: 307th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 313th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 325th in the regionLargest Governments: 331st in the regionNicest Citizens: 354th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 357th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 358th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 364th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 379th in the regionBest Weather: 381st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 391st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 391st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 405th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 409th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 409th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 427th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 449th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 452nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 459th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 461st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 472nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 477th in the regionMost Cultured: 489th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 504th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 599th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 611th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 197 » Marrico, A Slanted Black Stripe, H-Zhena, Fedele, Aelitia, Elejamie, Blazing Samaritan, Lyontisia, Kaigi, Adolanta, Dark Edgyness, Adavan, Goodnamesarerare, Socialist Holy American Empire, Ver Norge, United China Nation, Republic of Berzerkistan, Arkantis, Roissyland, Harro Waarudho, Hizuru, VW53Aland, British Calradia, Ribanzi, Dragonia, Ridann, Urimel, Kampf Empire, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, Humri, Agonya, Talitoa, Am Echad, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Aeljae, Acnor, Bullpups, Bakaworld, Axdel, New Birblands, Akorial, Drunken Seal Islands, Bacon Land, Freedom Fascists, Brotherland, Shinnokawa, United-kingdom of Britannia, Greater New Islew, The Almighty Country, and 147 others.Shavara, Biggstonia, Kangarawa, EnderShnovia, Qui sequuntur somnia, AngusEssa, Taewania, Danesopia, Federated States of Zootron, Airrajul, Imperial Akatsuki, Galve, Ellsonian Dominion, Pax et Dovia, Ouroboric, Gorbastan, Kelsyth, Endertopias, Kublam, Impia Aghte, Lanagon, Headpat Central, New Taranaki, Pightinbotanoffen, Groi Landstrabowal, Cantonese Union, Darkenval, Blobbo, Kucia, Lit Medieval Dancing, The Empire of Rijelv, 0KXRg9C5, Norport, Trimmania, Riveraland, Thyaclinia, The New Wisconsin Empire, Swiftwhiskers, Tshana, South East Charmaracapa, Euricanis, The Reunified Empire, The Sacred Whale, Roliganistan, Wanabe, ReeK, Someseni, Solestia, Ravendi, Dom Islana, Todd McCloud, Squid Ruinosa, Tel Mithru, Taurora, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Slys Paws, Laikantar, Wizardonia, Kyrtizhan, United Edwards, Survivoristan, Bytes, Wolemoer, Kagorg Bra Corna, Neruch, Joundia, The Southern Isles of Dreyse, Broengtopia, Areast, Unger under over, The Romanum Legio, Sharipe, New Leganes, Kyrloth, Propwash, Kriov, Solarfall, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Sansangra, Squarist Republic of Squaria, East Malaysia, Redfoos Irrelevancy, Bliacor, Norjis, Verketa, Eagas, Skandinavistan, Bortalandet, Sufjan Stevens Fans, Elkenian, Pengnia, Avalon Ascendancy, CopyCato, Free Goldsaver, Dalta Salltan, Penfifteen, United Artificial Intelligence Armada, Arpino, Davelands, Enlil, Babcocia, The island of Kiria, Mastariere, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Wiranath, Gryphtopolis, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Shantan, Bachtendekuppen, The Angel of Charity, Sericena, Norgsveldet, The Holy Utopian Republic, Slui, BearStackof2015, Janoobi Jazair, The United Asian Republics, Stellar Colonies, Valdwall, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Justice-Becoming, VoyKovie, ArenaC, Guthra, Funkadelia, Kilkire, The United Neo American Union, Slongs, Sreneck, Wendelandia, Liberstankonia, Libertanny, Escade, Styklelilere, Marrabuk, Stellaire Imperiale, RovaMittala, Pekweng, Lerasi, Lir Eirean, Magosconity, Mossy-Oak, Matdor, Under Upper Antartica, Sicilla, Commodore Badger, and La xinga.

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