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Largest Agricultural Sector: 8,848thMost Pacifist: 10,727thNicest Citizens: 17,535th
The Herdonian Empire of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Believe, Obey, Fight!
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Population887 million


CurrencyHerdonian Note
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Herdonian Empire of Herdon is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 887 million Herdonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seattle. The average income tax rate is 49.9%.

The strong Herdonian economy, worth 53.4 trillion Herdonian Notes a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 60,165 Herdonian Notes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country, businesses have become paranoid as waves of lawsuits sweep the nation, billion-Herdonian Note sentient AI killbots roll through the streets dispensing hot dogs and T-shirts, and drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Herdon's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Herdon is ranked 147,232nd in the world and 8th in Official European Union for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.45 Crimes Per Hour.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 8,848thTop
Most Pacifist: 10,727thNicest Citizens: 17,535thSafest: 18,045thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,147thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,379thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,015th

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