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Largest Retail Industry: 738th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 845th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 927th
The Second Republic of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
Vivat et res publica.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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New Herdon

Population2.307 billion

CapitalNew Herdonia
LeaderFrederick Reeds
FaithCapitalism

CurrencyHerdonian Dollar
AnimalEagle

The Second Republic of New Herdon is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Frederick Reeds with an even hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 2.307 billion Herdonians 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 New Herdonia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The frighteningly efficient New Herdonian economy, worth 456 trillion Herdonian 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 impressive 197,945 Herdonian Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,233,778 per year while the poor average 13,568, a ratio of 90.9 to 1.

EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak, international terrorists often get their weapons supply in New Herdon, and college-level writing classes are taught by undergraduate editors of the school newspaper. Crime is totally unknown. New Herdon's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Capitalism.

New Herdon is ranked 130,983rd in the world and 5,833rd in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 36.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 738thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 845thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 927thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,116thFattest Citizens: 1,320thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,953rdRudest Citizens: 2,141stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,260thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,317thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,947thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,438thMost Avoided: 3,645thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,871stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,309thMost Influential: 4,911thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,513thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,631stHighest Average Incomes: 5,795thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,198thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,294thLargest Mining Sector: 6,377thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,443rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,245thMost Pro-Market: 7,618thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9,022ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,987thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,987thMost Armed: 17,129th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 26th in the regionFattest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 45th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 45th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 58th in the regionRudest Citizens: 58th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 64th in the regionMost Avoided: 70th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 92nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 96th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 108th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 108th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 122nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 147th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 148th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 179th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 191st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 194th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 208th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 219th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 239th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 367th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 428th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 458th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 498th in the regionLargest Black Market: 514th in the regionMost Armed: 520th in the regionMost Secular: 564th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 662nd in the regionLargest Governments: 662nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 679th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 763rd in the region

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