At least we arenít the Roman Empire
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,539thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,750thMost Influential: 3,207th
The Democratic Republic of
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Population8.993 billion


CurrencyHugs and Chewed Pencils

The Democratic Republic of Sharold is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.993 billion Carols enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Careold. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Carold economy, worth 861 trillion Hugs and Chewed Pencils a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,802 Hugs and Chewed Pencils, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Refugees from other nations are flocking to Sharold's border, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention, and foreign investment has dropped to a trickle after laws were passed preventing investors from taking their earnings abroad. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sharold's national animal is the Snail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sharold is ranked 260,200th in the world and 12,253rd in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -189.65 on the Hayek Index.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,539thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,750thMost Influential: 3,207thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,478thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,176thBest Weather: 4,720thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,792ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,449thMost Pacifist: 5,760thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,212thNicest Citizens: 6,254thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,478thMost Inclusive: 7,093rdHighest Food Quality: 7,953rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,154thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,267thSafest: 8,947thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,174thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,318thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,593rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,487thMost Cultured: 10,761stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,825thHealthiest Citizens: 12,185thSmartest Citizens: 12,190thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,255thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,412thMost Stationary: 14,444thMost Developed: 14,462ndLargest Governments: 16,216thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,115thMost Secular: 19,730thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,293rdHighest Economic Output: 25,424th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 86th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 113th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 114th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 136th in the regionBest Weather: 156th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 162nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 178th in the regionMost Pacifist: 211th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 213th in the regionNicest Citizens: 214th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 238th in the regionMost Inclusive: 244th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 254th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 255th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 270th in the regionMost Stationary: 271st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 280th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 287th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 295th in the regionSafest: 304th in the regionMost Cultured: 312th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 315th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 353rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 364th in the regionMost Influential: 373rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 375th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 388th in the regionLargest Populations: 411th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 415th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 429th in the regionLargest Governments: 435th in the regionMost Developed: 445th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 551st in the regionNudest: 575th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 587th in the regionMost Secular: 611th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 779th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,051st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,125th in the region

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