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Most Devout: 2,577thMost Armed: 5,044thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,615th
The Child eaters of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Itís not just a juicy child itís a religion
Skeletron
Influence
Envoy
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Haroldiaistan

Population3.268 billion

CapitalBonevile
LeaderSkeletron
FaithThe skeleton

CurrencyBone
AnimalPumpkin

The Child eaters of Haroldiaistan is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Skeletron with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.268 billion Skeletons 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 large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bonevile. The average income tax rate is 76.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Haroldiaistanian economy, worth 391 trillion Bones 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 a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Tourism. 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 119,650 Bones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints, children regularly take part in blood sports that result in extreme boo-boos, citizens are encouraged to show displeasure with politicians by poking them with sharp metal sticks, and citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haroldiaistan's national animal is the Pumpkin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The skeleton.

Haroldiaistan is ranked 18,443rd in the world and 6th in Bluecrown Keep for Largest Governments, scoring 26.65 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Devout: 2,577thMost Armed: 5,044thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,615thTop
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Largest Black Market: 11,753rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,664thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,466thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,076thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,218thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,626thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,052ndMost Developed: 17,788thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,232ndLargest Governments: 18,443rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,579thMost Conservative: 18,794thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,228thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,912thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,288thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,401stMost Efficient Economies: 20,407thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,436th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the region

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