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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,767thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,814thMost Influential: 8,282nd
The People's Republic of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
鉄の拳と注意深い目
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Harekoku

Population401 million

CapitalTomita-Shi

CurrencyYen
AnimalWolf

The People's Republic of Harekoku is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 401 million Harekokuans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tomita-Shi. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Harekokuan economy, worth 42.2 trillion Yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 105,215 Yen, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 416,505 per year while the poor average 17,972, a ratio of 23.2 to 1.

Several inches are being added to first class seating, there's a hole in the heart of every Harekokuan city, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases, and police officers find government bureaucracy more terrifying than most serial killers. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Harekoku's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Harekoku is ranked 190,983rd in the world and 1,942nd in 10000 Islands for Least Corrupt Governments, with 71.47 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,767thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,814thMost Influential: 8,282ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,807thLargest Retail Industry: 10,176thTop
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Most Avoided: 11,078thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,738thFattest Citizens: 14,180thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,426thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,019thMost Conservative: 16,857thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,299thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,399th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 84th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 107th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 109th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 109th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 113th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 120th in the regionFattest Citizens: 131st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 132nd in the regionMost Conservative: 137th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 142nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 152nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Extreme: 157th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 193rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 204th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Harekoku lodged a message on the A Taco Archipelago Regional Message Board.
  • : Harekoku created a custom banner.
  • : Harekoku published "Prime Minister Hina Kurata (2049 - Presesnt)" (Factbook: Politics).
  • : Following new legislation in Harekoku, police officers find government bureaucracy more terrifying than most serial killers.
  • : Following new legislation in Harekoku, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases.
  • : Harekoku lodged a message on the A Taco Archipelago Regional Message Board.
  • : Harekoku was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Harekoku, there's a hole in the heart of every Harekokuan city.
  • : Following new legislation in Harekoku, several inches are being added to first class seating.
  • : Following new legislation in Harekoku, foreign leaders who don't applaud Leader's speeches are regarded as enemies of Harekoku.

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