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Most Devout: 1,490thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,982ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,511th
The Whispy Twisty lands of
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Population4.585 billion

CapitalKoala town
LeaderCatius ॥
FaithThe Wormhole


The Whispy Twisty lands of Haroldiaistan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Catius ॥ with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, restrictive gun laws, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.585 billion Dances are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Koala town. The average income tax rate is 93.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Haroldiaistanian economy, worth 777 trillion Popcorns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 169,617 Popcorns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Bleach is the nation's most common pesticide, music teachers are commonly seen busking in order to fund their music programs, vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haroldiaistan's national animal is the Kindergardener, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Wormhole.

Haroldiaistan is ranked 129,741st in the world and 31st in Callista for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 3.24 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Devout: 1,490thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,982ndTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,511thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,152ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,935thLargest Black Market: 4,278thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,326thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,332ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4,436thLargest Mining Sector: 6,380thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,434thMost Avoided: 7,266thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,649thNudest: 8,213thLargest Governments: 8,905thLowest Crime Rates: 10,315thHighest Average Incomes: 10,458thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,930thMost Efficient Economies: 11,116thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,955thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,145thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,217thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,642ndMost Conservative: 15,148thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,389thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,512thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,234th
Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the region

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