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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,823rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,176thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,211th
The United Federation of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.
King Hermes
Influence
Diplomat
Vice-Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Hermes Express 123

Population2.025 billion

CapitalNew Brisbane
LeaderKing Hermes
Faithpastafarianism

CurrencyUnited credit
AnimalYsalamir

The United Federation of Hermes Express 123 is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by King Hermes with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.025 billion Hermes Expressians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Brisbane. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hermes Expressian economy, worth 370 trillion United credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 183,192 United credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause, party-lovers often change religions just for the weekend, and re-education centers are being added to most prisons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hermes Express 123's national animal is the Ysalamir, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is pastafarianism.

Hermes Express 123 is ranked 68,673rd in the world and 11th in Gypsy Lands for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 2,174.47 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,823rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,176thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,211thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,703rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,795thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,862ndLargest Governments: 5,084thMost Developed: 5,345thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,474thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,501stMost Inclusive: 5,539thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,672ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,110thMost Cultured: 6,251stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,314thSmartest Citizens: 6,868thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,068thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,186thHighest Average Incomes: 8,034thNicest Citizens: 8,570thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,805thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,806thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,072ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,636thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,825thBest Weather: 10,138thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,609thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,176thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,826thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,762ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,096thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,875thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,477thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,529th
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the region

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