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Rudest Citizens: 2,906thHighest Crime Rates: 4,082ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,041st
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Hylaea

Population551 million

CapitalZaum

Currencyoro
Animalorca

The Republic of Hylaea is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 551 million Hylaeans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaum. The average income tax rate is 16.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hylaean economy, worth 74.8 trillion oroes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 135,701 oroes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of orcas and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, the number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park, and adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hylaea's national animal is the orca, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Hylaea is ranked 47,948th in the world and 24th in Ascenthia for Most Pro-Market, scoring 60.56 on the Rand Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 2,906thHighest Crime Rates: 4,082ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,041stLargest Gambling Industry: 5,608thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,639thLargest Retail Industry: 6,951stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,364thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,419thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,468thMost Armed: 10,568thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,949thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,396thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,677thMost Secular: 13,791stMost Influential: 14,108thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,437thSmartest Citizens: 16,416thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,805thHighest Average Incomes: 17,157thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,553rdMost Inclusive: 18,126thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,400thMost Politically Free: 20,562nd
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 9th in the regionNudest: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hylaea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Hylaea, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Hylaea, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Hylaea, the number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming.
  • : Following new legislation in Hylaea, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of orcas and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Hylaea, school children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel.
  • : Following new legislation in Hylaea, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold.
  • : Following new legislation in Hylaea, paper and ink publications are subsidised by the government to keep them in the black.
  • : Following new legislation in Hylaea, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hylaea, the HBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.

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