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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 61stMost Influential: 225thMost Valuable International Artwork: 326th
The Dissociative State of
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Dr Norvak Dolokai
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Hardscrabble

Population10.438 billion

CapitalSquash Flats
LeaderDr Norvak Dolokai
FaithThe Church Of Charismatic Numismatists

Currencygold florgon
Animalwood shrew

The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dr Norvak Dolokai with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.438 billion Hardscrabblers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Squash Flats. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Hardscrabblean economy, worth a remarkable 2,130 trillion gold florgons a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 204,105 gold florgons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Squash Flats's flashy holiday light displays can be seen from space, witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, and for just a few extra gold florgons Hardscrabblers can get new driving records with their new cars. Crime is totally unknown. Hardscrabble's national animal is the wood shrew, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church Of Charismatic Numismatists.

Hardscrabble is ranked 9,294th in the world and 394th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 57.85 Whatever.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 61stMost Influential: 225thMost Valuable International Artwork: 326thRudest Citizens: 940thMost Compassionate Citizens: 953rdNicest Citizens: 1,005thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,042ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,056thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,087thMost Pacifist: 1,138thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,299thMost Inclusive: 1,317thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,413thSmartest Citizens: 1,677thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,716thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,778thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,880thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,899thMost Cultured: 1,901stLargest Governments: 2,103rdMost Developed: 2,266thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,376thBest Weather: 2,436thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,485thMost Efficient Economies: 2,567thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,177thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,751stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,135thSafest: 4,176thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,643rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,101stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,514thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,114thHighest Average Incomes: 6,297thHighest Economic Output: 7,686thHealthiest Citizens: 8,173rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,294thNudest: 10,291stMost Secular: 10,346thLowest Crime Rates: 12,128thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 17,101stHighest Drug Use: 17,418thMost Politically Free: 18,940thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,843rd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 41st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 47th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 54th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 57th in the regionRudest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 68th in the regionNicest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 75th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 84th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 86th in the regionMost Inclusive: 91st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 93rd in the regionMost Cultured: 94th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 96th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 105th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 107th in the regionLargest Governments: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 126th in the regionMost Developed: 141st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 144th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 150th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 157th in the regionBest Weather: 159th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 165th in the regionMost Politically Free: 208th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 219th in the regionSafest: 235th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 236th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 238th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 252nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 260th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 263rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 305th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 314th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 353rd in the regionNudest: 360th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 394th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 479th in the regionMost Secular: 526th in the regionLargest Populations: 584th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 640th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 786th in the region

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