I will not coup the South Pacific; I swear Supreme Sponge Joseth Spongister
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 394thMost Influential: 755thSafest: 3,735th
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The Haughtherlands

Population2.225 billion

CapitalLiquorice Lagoon
LeaderSupreme Sponge Joseth Spongister

CurrencySponge Sterling
AnimalKitchen Sponge

The Democratic Minion's Republic of The Haughtherlands is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Supreme Sponge Joseth Spongister with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.225 billion Theditches 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 government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liquorice Lagoon. The average income tax rate is 88.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Haughtherlandsian economy, worth 202 trillion Sponge Sterlings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 90,820 Sponge Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bemused schoolkids colour in their favourite quadratic equations with crayons, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, satellite images show safe electoral constituencies in complete darkness, and prison visits increase substantially during election years. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Haughtherlands's national animal is the Kitchen Sponge, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Spongism.

The Haughtherlands is ranked 56,799th in the world and 1,399th in the South Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 86.22 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 394thMost Influential: 755thTop
Safest: 3,735thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,176thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,982ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,471stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,924thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,049thMost Pacifist: 9,154thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,902ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,473rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,550thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,936thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,530thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,644thLowest Crime Rates: 13,172ndNicest Citizens: 13,509thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 14,498thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,882ndHealthiest Citizens: 15,607thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,891stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,780thLargest Governments: 16,978thBest Weather: 17,395thMost Secular: 18,390thSmartest Citizens: 18,543rdHighest Food Quality: 20,095thMost Inclusive: 21,557thMost Cultured: 22,985thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,418thLargest Publishing Industry: 27,092nd
Most Influential: 43rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 52nd in the regionSafest: 120th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 129th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 199th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 215th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 229th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 243rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 289th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 297th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 336th in the regionMost Pacifist: 350th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 363rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 367th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 402nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 414th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 427th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 437th in the regionLargest Governments: 463rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 478th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 498th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 499th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 533rd in the regionBest Weather: 549th in the regionMost Secular: 555th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 573rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 609th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 695th in the regionMost Cultured: 704th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 708th in the regionMost Inclusive: 794th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 877th in the regionMost Developed: 905th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 987th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,109th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,119th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,136th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,188th in the region

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