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Largest Retail Industry: 719thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 835thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 909th
The Republic of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
Hail Columbia!
The Republic Congress
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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New Herdon

Population5.338 billion

LeaderThe Republic Congress

CurrencyColumbian Dollar
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Republic of New Herdon is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Republic Congress with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 5.338 billion Columbians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seattle. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Columbian economy, worth a remarkable 1,174 trillion Columbian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 219,949 Columbian Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,293,025 per year while the poor average 17,435, a ratio of 74.2 to 1.

Whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains, freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime is totally unknown. New Herdon's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Rebellion.

New Herdon is ranked 46,770th in the world and 2nd in OEU Puppet Poole for Most Developed, scoring 65.02 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 719thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 835thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 909thFattest Citizens: 955thRudest Citizens: 1,362ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,381stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,443rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,499thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,076thMost Avoided: 2,355thMost Efficient Economies: 2,582ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,257thLargest Mining Sector: 3,573rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,100thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,248thHighest Average Incomes: 4,868thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,134thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,867thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,943rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,452ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,053rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,326thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,620thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,014thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,067thTop
Most Armed: 11,365thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,841stMost Pro-Market: 13,738thHighest Economic Output: 14,133rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,296thMost Secular: 16,903rdLargest Gambling Industry: 17,363rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,499thSmartest Citizens: 20,229th
Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

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