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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 784thMost Influential: 1,405thSafest: 3,623rd
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Loose Lips Sinks Ships
Civil Rights
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Herbert Island

Population7.402 billion

LeaderHerbert Winstanley


The Republic of Herbert Island is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Herbert Winstanley with a fair hand, and renowned for its digital currency, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.402 billion Herbert Islandians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moribund. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Herbert Islandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,105 trillion Gummibearshums a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 149,348 Gummibearshums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, political candidates who don't release their birth certificates are presumed to have been born in Maxtopia, teenagers claim that morning paper rounds are performance art, and there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Herbert Island's national animal is the Aardvark, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Herbert Island is ranked 151,559th in the world and 5,527th in the South Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 5,229.29 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 784thMost Influential: 1,405thTop
Safest: 3,623rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,004thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,079thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,328thBest Weather: 4,742ndMost Pacifist: 4,855thMost Developed: 5,111thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,070thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,136thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,173rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,180thSmartest Citizens: 6,372ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,919thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,158thLowest Crime Rates: 7,344thHighest Food Quality: 7,402ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,880thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,092ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,218thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,632ndNicest Citizens: 8,768thLargest Governments: 9,134thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,253rdMost Inclusive: 9,279thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,605thMost Cultured: 9,699thMost Secular: 10,185thMost Efficient Economies: 10,652ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,973rdLargest Welfare Programs: 12,338thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,050thHighest Average Incomes: 15,510thMost Stationary: 18,086thHighest Economic Output: 19,046thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,362ndMost Income Equality: 23,944th
Safest: 113th in the regionMost Influential: 119th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 122nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 124th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 141st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 145th in the regionBest Weather: 152nd in the regionMost Developed: 158th in the regionMost Pacifist: 170th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 185th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 189th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 189th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 192nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 193rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 204th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 210th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 220th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 232nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 235th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 244th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 249th in the regionLargest Governments: 256th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 261st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 274th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 278th in the regionMost Cultured: 283rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 289th in the regionNicest Citizens: 294th in the regionMost Secular: 318th in the regionMost Inclusive: 324th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 336th in the regionMost Stationary: 337th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 371st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 393rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 434th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 464th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 491st in the region

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