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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 76thMost Influential: 217thMost Valuable International Artwork: 910th
The Pacifist Hamsters of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
For a peaceful Skaraborg - Forever!
King Oscar III
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg

Population2.291 billion

CapitalMariestad
LeaderKing Oscar III
FaithLutheranism

CurrencySkaraborgian Anork
AnimalHamster

The Pacifist Hamsters of The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Oscar III with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, aversion to nipples, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.291 billion Skaraborgians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mariestad. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skaraborgian economy, worth 229 trillion Skaraborgian Anorks a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 100,131 Skaraborgian Anorks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services, street crime is on the rise as police officers spend most of their time in prisons, and airport security is provided by private companies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg's national animal is the Hamster, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lutheranism.

The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg is ranked 12,102nd in the world and 711th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 89.01 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 76thMost Influential: 217thMost Valuable International Artwork: 910thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,877thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,684thSafest: 3,765thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,910thBest Weather: 4,455thHealthiest Citizens: 4,731stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,751stNicest Citizens: 4,762ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,049thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,670thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,671stLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,185thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,905thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,143rdMost Inclusive: 8,223rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,301stLowest Crime Rates: 9,340thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,936thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,132ndTop
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Most Developed: 12,102ndMost Cultured: 12,804thLargest Governments: 13,845thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,680thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,903rdMost Efficient Economies: 18,138thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,803rdSmartest Citizens: 20,870thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,896thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,580th
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Most Influential: 57th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 101st in the regionMost Pacifist: 185th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 190th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 195th in the regionSafest: 216th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 279th in the regionNicest Citizens: 281st in the regionBest Weather: 282nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 286th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 288th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 292nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 315th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 338th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 345th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 415th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 488th in the regionMost Inclusive: 499th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 504th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 554th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 570th in the regionMost Cultured: 655th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 689th in the regionLargest Governments: 700th in the regionMost Developed: 711th in the regionMost Average: 816th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 909th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 947th in the region

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