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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,713thMost Influential: 5,105thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,078th
The Most Serene Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
Sic Semper Socks
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Herblestan

Population461 million

CapitalKlubnikagrad

Currencydodger
AnimalHerble

The Most Serene Republic of Herblestan is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 461 million Herblestanians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Klubnikagrad. The average income tax rate is 24.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Herblestanian economy, worth 46.1 trillion dodgers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 100,099 dodgers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, the government is lending a hand to private industry, and visual acuity is worsening amongst teenagers. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Herblestan's national animal is the Herble, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Herblestan is ranked 205,564th in the world and 8,611th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 7.98 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,713thTop
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Most Influential: 5,105thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,078thLargest Retail Industry: 8,384thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,709thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,724thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,715thHighest Drug Use: 20,424thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,591st
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 238th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 402nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 456th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 499th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 776th in the regionMost Average: 873rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 883rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 920th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Herblestan endorsed The Dominion of The Calabash Protectorate.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, visual acuity is worsening amongst teenagers.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, the government is lending a hand to private industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government.
  • : Herblestan was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Herblestan was endorsed by The Dominion of The Calabash Protectorate.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 136 » Lulubellia, El Fiji Grande, Guer Aike, Alorca, Aerilia, Dangine, Orado, Koda-Land, Empy, Yaorozu, Francois Isidore, Venicea, McMasterdonia, The Rhein States, Xyrron, Shadowrik, Kragsgale, The Endless Eventide, Republica Guilleana, Barabolia, Loutsland, Great Bights Mum, Super Girl, Shibutani, Hamerica, Aeolist, Travislavania, Yokciq Empire, Interdimensional Zone, Zemnaya Svoboda, Notyoutopia, Hardscrabble, Valgarda, Siwale, Zzozona, Andexia, Valentine Z, Xagill, Cretox State, Svenskskit, New Lakemba, Bharathvarsh, Clan Spaniel, Bankowiata, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Randomcountryland, Omnistria, WeKnow, Ravendi, Corfad, and 86 others.Kazoo Basin, East Akra, Lol2639, San Felipe, The Tampa Bay Rays, Simone Republic, Wilkshire, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Libertania Democratica, Dar es Saalam, Selfgradatude, BTProductions, Ellbonnia, Holy Oranz, Pasargad, North Bratislava, Former English Colony, Sikol, Territorio di Nessuno, Figyjharli, Yellops, Aryan Homeland, Frances Francis the First of France, Xentherida, Sunto, Draconian Progression, Maott, Climeria, Chips and Guac, Mon Island, Strongwill, Steampunk Ariel, Illusia and Neverendia, Sil Dorsett, Kranostav, The Pantheons, Korean-Joseon, Siforpeo, Votak Matim, Imperial Pieserged, Religioncord, Wineclaw, Kromi, Tyirza, Centrialand, Tsandonown, Defense For The World Assembly, Pallaith, Wapistan, Planes, Seanat, Britle, Ethnon, Federal Republic of Genosha, Libvillia, Runeda, Ootasa, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Sundred, Fraystonia, Boston Castle, Kastonvia, Madjack, Picairn, The Mazur Empire, Nodnarb, Sopernia, Duurania, Bearical, Fizban, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Confederacy of North America, Card Kingdom, Lionia, Nova Arcania, Que Lukustinardon, Nation1812, Sahriastan, Drueste, Outer Shenendoah, Capablanca, Solcius, and The Calabash Protectorate.

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