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Rudest Citizens: 452ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 599thHighest Disposable Incomes: 874th
The Northern Kingdom of
Corporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches
it's quite shixx being hykanish
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Hykana

Population7.23 billion

CapitalCoppenhall
LeaderMargaret of Windermere

CurrencyArget
AnimalWhite Lion

The Northern Kingdom of Hykana is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Margaret of Windermere with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 7.23 billion Hykanish are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coppenhall. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hykanish economy, worth a remarkable 2,053 trillion Argets a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 283,993 Argets, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,156,135 per year while the poor average 46,311, a ratio of 25.0 to 1.

A common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously", rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak, and the "blue screen of death" forces many trials to be either aborted or restarted. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Hykana's national animal is the White Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hykana is ranked 16,512th in the world and 1st in Bacurau for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 6,742.49 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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1%
Rudest Citizens: 452ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 599thHighest Disposable Incomes: 874thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,066thLargest Retail Industry: 1,659thSmartest Citizens: 1,770thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,778thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,867thTop
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,088thHighest Average Incomes: 2,333rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,043rdHighest Crime Rates: 3,093rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,195thMost Armed: 3,263rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,370thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,445thMost Developed: 3,887thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,201stMost Inclusive: 6,066thMost Cultured: 6,207thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,257thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,675thHighest Economic Output: 7,105thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,235thTop
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Largest Black Market: 10,960thLargest Governments: 11,383rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,511thMost Secular: 15,989thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,188thHighest Drug Use: 16,399thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,512thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,177thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,823rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hykana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market and the Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Hykana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Hykana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Hykana was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Hykana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments and Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Hykana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market and the Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Hykana, the "blue screen of death" forces many trials to be either aborted or restarted.
  • : Following new legislation in Hykana, diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak.
  • : Following new legislation in Hykana, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.
  • : Following new legislation in Hykana, a common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously".

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