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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,076thLowest Crime Rates: 3,434thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,437th
The Mighty War Machine of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Cogito ergo sum
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Harperians

Population21.733 billion

CapitalShanty Town
LeaderMr Harp
FaithDiddlydonk

CurrencyHarperer
AnimalGuitaroo

The Mighty War Machine of Harperians is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mr Harp with an even hand, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, anti-smoking policies, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 21.733 billion Harpers have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shanty Town. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Harper economy, worth a remarkable 3,039 trillion Harperers a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 139,875 Harperers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

The Fashion Channel can only be viewed on widescreen TVs, saying "don't do anything that Mr Harp wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, and adverts depict men giving birth while cursing the women who got them into trouble. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harperians's national animal is the Guitaroo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Diddlydonk.

Harperians is ranked 137,996th in the world and 1,481st in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 316.51 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,076thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3,434thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,437thHighest Economic Output: 4,035thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,124thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,243rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,383rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,696thLargest Populations: 5,128thMost Influential: 5,140thLargest Governments: 5,715thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,763rdLargest Mining Sector: 5,993rdMost Devout: 6,275thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,071stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,458thLargest Black Market: 7,673rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,276thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,231stBest Weather: 9,801stTop
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Most Developed: 12,363rdSmartest Citizens: 13,214thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,252ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,722ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,970thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,230thHighest Average Incomes: 15,911thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,681st
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 34th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 41st in the regionLargest Populations: 42nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 42nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 48th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 54th in the regionLargest Black Market: 62nd in the regionMost Devout: 64th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 66th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 67th in the regionLargest Governments: 79th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 102nd in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 126th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 143rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 144th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 153rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 177th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 179th in the regionMost Developed: 192nd in the regionBest Weather: 192nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 201st in the regionMost Influential: 205th in the region

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