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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 70thMost Influential: 237thMost Valuable International Artwork: 361st
The Dissociative State of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
Per mascara ad astra
Dr Norvak Dolokai
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.18 billion

CapitalSquash Flats
LeaderDr Norvak Dolokai
FaithThe Church Of Charismatic Numismatists

Animalwood shrew

The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dr Norvak Dolokai with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.18 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Squash Flats. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hardscrabblean economy, worth a remarkable 2,033 trillion 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 impressive 199,791 florgons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, bins outnumber trees in city parks, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, and stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend. 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 3,261st in the world and 128th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 5,415.85 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 70thMost Influential: 237thMost Valuable International Artwork: 361stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,018thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,081stNicest Citizens: 1,082ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,093rdRudest Citizens: 1,185thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,205thMost Pacifist: 1,241stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,278thMost Inclusive: 1,388thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,534thSmartest Citizens: 1,746thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,915thMost Cultured: 1,958thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,085thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,140thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,163rdMost Developed: 2,322ndLargest Governments: 2,345thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,457thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,458thBest Weather: 2,956thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,261stMost Efficient Economies: 3,304thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,327thSafest: 4,121stLargest Welfare Programs: 5,359thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,510thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,987thHighest Average Incomes: 6,671stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,696thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,727thHighest Economic Output: 8,023rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,281stMost Secular: 9,291stHealthiest Citizens: 9,493rdNudest: 10,220thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 12,339thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,404thMost Politically Free: 18,456thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,377thHighest Drug Use: 21,275th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 47th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 52nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 53rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 69th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 74th in the regionNicest Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 78th in the regionRudest Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Pacifist: 81st in the regionMost Cultured: 96th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97th in the regionMost Inclusive: 97th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 99th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 104th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 117th in the regionLargest Governments: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 128th in the regionMost Developed: 143rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 144th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 146th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 148th in the regionBest Weather: 185th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 200th in the regionSafest: 233rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 235th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 244th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 275th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 316th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 334th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 351st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 355th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 358th in the regionNudest: 385th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 414th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 431st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 468th in the regionMost Secular: 476th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 546th in the regionLargest Populations: 584th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 644th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 754th in the region

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