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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62ndMost Influential: 225thMost Valuable International Artwork: 324th
The Dissociative State of
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Dr Norvak Dolokai
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Population10.433 billion

CapitalSquash Flats
LeaderDr Norvak Dolokai
FaithThe Church Of Charismatic Numismatists

Currencygold florgon
Animalwood shrew

The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dr Norvak Dolokai with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, free-roaming dinosaurs, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.433 billion Hardscrabblers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Squash Flats. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Hardscrabblean economy, worth a remarkable 2,129 trillion gold florgons a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 204,106 gold florgons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, Dr Norvak Dolokai's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition, and computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails. Crime is totally unknown. Hardscrabble's national animal is the wood shrew, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church Of Charismatic Numismatists.

Hardscrabble is ranked 227,716th in the world and 8,497th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.16 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62ndMost Influential: 225thMost Valuable International Artwork: 324thMost Compassionate Citizens: 954thRudest Citizens: 983rdNicest Citizens: 1,007thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,042ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,059thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,090thMost Pacifist: 1,134thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,299thMost Inclusive: 1,320thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,415thSmartest Citizens: 1,678thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,719thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,779thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,897thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,901stMost Cultured: 1,906thLargest Governments: 2,105thMost Developed: 2,270thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,378thBest Weather: 2,440thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,488thMost Efficient Economies: 2,565thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,186thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,757thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,141stSafest: 4,154thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,646thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,078thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,510thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,960thHighest Average Incomes: 6,287thHighest Economic Output: 7,695thHealthiest Citizens: 8,174thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,279thNudest: 10,238thMost Secular: 10,343rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,914thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 17,141stHighest Drug Use: 17,431stMost Politically Free: 18,960thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,301st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 41st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 47th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 54th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 65th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 68th in the regionNicest Citizens: 70th in the regionMost Pacifist: 73rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 84th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 89th in the regionMost Inclusive: 91st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 93rd in the regionMost Cultured: 94th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 96th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 104th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 107th in the regionLargest Governments: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 126th in the regionMost Developed: 141st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 149th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 157th in the regionBest Weather: 160th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 166th in the regionMost Politically Free: 211th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 220th in the regionSafest: 232nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 236th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 239th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 253rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 257th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 262nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 303rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 312th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 346th in the regionNudest: 360th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 392nd in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 475th in the regionMost Secular: 524th in the regionLargest Populations: 584th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 627th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 797th in the region

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