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Most Valuable International Artwork: 375thMost Pacifist: 6,327thBest Weather: 6,397th
The Gold Peacelands of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Lucky NationStates
Tim Galek
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population5.212 billion

LeaderTim Galek

AnimalWillie Wagtail

The Gold Peacelands of Hagston is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Tim Galek with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.212 billion Hagstonians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lyhnberk. The average income tax rate is 75.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hagstonian economy, worth 479 trillion Golds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 91,947 Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new biography of Tim Galek is subtitled "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Hate the Bomb", electricians spend more time in school than doctors, agreeing to appear on TV is often the best way to access social care, and Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Hagston. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hagston's national animal is the Willie Wagtail, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Filosofism.

Hagston is ranked 17,697th in the world and 5th in Laraniem for Most Developed, scoring 85.02 on the Human Development Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 375thTop
Most Pacifist: 6,327thBest Weather: 6,397thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,826thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,536thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,844thNicest Citizens: 8,955thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,731stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,211thSafest: 10,516thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,227thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,291stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,174thTop
Most Inclusive: 12,526thHealthiest Citizens: 13,887thMost Influential: 15,149thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,758thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,491stMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,762ndMost Developed: 17,697thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,600thSmartest Citizens: 18,689thLowest Crime Rates: 18,936thMost Income Equality: 19,950thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,696thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,023rdMost Cultured: 22,436th
Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hagston proposed constructing embassies between Laraniem and Institute of Cellulose.
  • : Hagston endorsed The Empire of Kiraunik.
  • : Hagston voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Hagston was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Hagston updated the World Factbook entry in Laraniem.
  • : Hagston voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Hagston lodged a message on the Laraniem Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Hagston, Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Hagston.
  • : Following new legislation in Hagston, agreeing to appear on TV is often the best way to access social care.
  • : Hagston lodged a message on the Laraniem Regional Message Board.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » Koxor, Edropia, Tomikals, and Kaonashia.

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