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The Hanzanburg Union

Population5.428 billion

CapitalHansenborough City
LeaderPresident Hansen Heinrich Vieryinsky
FaithBuddhist

CurrencyHanzanburgian Zandmarks
AnimalLegendary Golden Emperor Dragon

The Unitary Sovereign Republic of The Hanzanburg Union is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Hansen Heinrich Vieryinsky with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, otherworldly petting zoo, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, devout population of 5.428 billion Hanzanburgians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hansenborough City. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Hanzanburgian economy, worth a remarkable 1,177 trillion Hanzanburgian Zandmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 216,934 Hanzanburgian Zandmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas, the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions, and new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Hanzanburg Union's national animal is the Legendary Golden Emperor Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Buddhist.

The Hanzanburg Union is ranked 175,181st in the world and 6th in The Embassy for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -5.14 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 746thMost Devout: 803rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,000thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,345thLargest Governments: 3,197thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,236thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,460thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,553rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,765thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,598thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,607thHighest Average Incomes: 5,088thLowest Crime Rates: 5,140thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,441stMost Cultured: 5,584thMost Developed: 5,609thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,946thMost Inclusive: 5,996thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,132ndSmartest Citizens: 6,518thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,889thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,225thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,397thNicest Citizens: 7,405thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,414thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,866thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,694thLargest Black Market: 8,853rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,945thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,238thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,471stMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,640thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,815thHighest Economic Output: 14,056thHealthiest Citizens: 15,836thLargest Retail Industry: 15,984thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,306thMost Pacifist: 16,620thRudest Citizens: 18,064thLargest Mining Sector: 18,794thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,585th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps.
  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas.
  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends.
  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, halberds are common 18th birthday presents.
  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies.
  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, the reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation.
  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in The Hanzanburg Union, the The Hanzanburg Union Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.

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