by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 1,499thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,956thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,484th
The Whispy Twisty lands of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population4.619 billion

CapitalKoala town
LeaderCatius ॥
FaithThe Wormhole


The Whispy Twisty lands of Haroldiaistan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Catius ॥ with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, frequent executions, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.619 billion Dances are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Koala town. The average income tax rate is 93.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Haroldiaistanian economy, worth 783 trillion Popcorns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 169,617 Popcorns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Bleach is the nation's most common pesticide, music teachers are commonly seen busking in order to fund their music programs, vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haroldiaistan's national animal is the Kindergardener, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Wormhole.

Haroldiaistan is ranked 60,803rd in the world and 4th in Callista for Largest Populations, with 4.62 billion Capita.

Most Devout: 1,499thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,956thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,484thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,162ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,998thLargest Black Market: 4,284thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,336thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,337thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,383rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,360thLargest Mining Sector: 6,472ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,556thMost Avoided: 7,719thNudest: 8,165thLargest Governments: 8,879thLowest Crime Rates: 10,298thHighest Average Incomes: 10,605thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,841stMost Efficient Economies: 11,113thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,238thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,073rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,092ndHighest Poor Incomes: 14,357thMost Conservative: 15,043rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,353rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,148thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,578th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Nooooooooooooooo, Sorianora, The Dream of Kirby, and Yes Humans Are Recyclable.

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