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Most Armed: 426th Highest Disposable Incomes: 759th Highest Crime Rates: 824th
The Ancient Kingdom of
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Herakklion

Population1.593 billion

CapitalAglaea
LeaderQueen Cassandra III
FaithPantarism

Currencythyke
AnimalOwl

The Ancient Kingdom of Herakklion is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Cassandra III with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.593 billion heraks 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aglaea. The average income tax rate is 5.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Herakklionian economy, worth 469 trillion thykes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 294,951 thykes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world, Queen Cassandra III has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves, tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers, and sales of superhero insurance have skyrocketed after the government abandoned the police in favor of vigilantes. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Herakklion's national animal is the Owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Pantarism.

Herakklion is ranked 3,602nd in the world and 9th in Novo Brasil for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 137.35 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Armed: 426thHighest Disposable Incomes: 759thHighest Crime Rates: 824thLargest Retail Industry: 846thFattest Citizens: 877thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,023rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,108thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,127thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,243rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,305thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,376thTop
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Most Avoided: 1,658thHighest Average Incomes: 1,695thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,710thRudest Citizens: 1,820thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,272ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,317thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,617thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,694thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,113thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,376thSmartest Citizens: 3,550thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,602ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,630thLargest Mining Sector: 3,842ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,433rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,744thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,358thLargest Black Market: 5,848thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,289thMost Influential: 6,341stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,566thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 9,240thLargest Governments: 9,406thMost Efficient Economies: 10,719thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,254th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Herakklion, sales of superhero insurance have skyrocketed after the government abandoned the police in favor of vigilantes.
  • : Following new legislation in Herakklion, tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers.
  • : Following new legislation in Herakklion, Queen Cassandra III has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves.
  • : Following new legislation in Herakklion, the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Herakklion, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Herakklion, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • : Following new legislation in Herakklion, artists attempt to convince the Hardship Fund that their unmade bed is a masterpiece.
  • : Herakklion's influence in Novo Brasil rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Following new legislation in Herakklion, the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs.
  • : Following new legislation in Herakklion, workers can choose whether they prefer offices that smell of pungent body odor or whale vomit.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 10 » Liszteria, Leontino, Venardia, Abslandia, Johansy, The Empire of Normies, Znatsnaz, Pederneira, Alissonovia, and Emboabas.

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