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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,559th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,884th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,155th
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Population1.448 billion

CapitalEmerald City
LeaderKing Bob


The Empire of Hedwigg is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Bob with an even hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, compulsory military service, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.448 billion Minions are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Emerald City. The average income tax rate is 18.5%.

The powerhouse Hedwiggian economy, worth 114 trillion Sickleses a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. Average income is 79,236 Sickleses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Spinosauras and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases, and remote-control hang-gliding scarecrows patrol the skies to keep songbirds from leaving the nation's borders. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hedwigg's national animal is the Spinosauras, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hedwigg is ranked 73,345th in the world and 7th in Asia Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 834.62 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,559thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,884thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,155thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,002nd
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the region

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