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Largest Welfare Programs: 14,387thBest Weather: 17,639thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,147th
The Holy Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
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Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Hurworth

Population480 million

CurrencyHerworthian peso
Animalfurry

The Holy Empire of Hurworth is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its public floggings, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 480 million Hurworthians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 68.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Hurworthian economy, worth 27.4 trillion Herworthian pesos a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 57,177 Herworthian pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains, signs stating "You Must be This Tall to Enter" have started appearing outside retirement homes, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning, and unemployed mercenaries drift the country looking for new careers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hurworth's national animal is the furry, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hurworth is ranked 115,830th in the world and 8th in Ordis for Most Secular, with 17.19 Atheism Rate.

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National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hurworth, unemployed mercenaries drift the country looking for new careers.
  • : Following new legislation in Hurworth, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning.
  • : Following new legislation in Hurworth, signs stating "You Must be This Tall to Enter" have started appearing outside retirement homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hurworth, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
  • : Following new legislation in Hurworth, insanely good theatre productions face government censorship.
  • : Hurworth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Hurworth, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in Hurworth, corrupt paupers spend taxpayer Herworthian pesos on liquor and tobacco.
  • : Following new legislation in Hurworth, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Hurworth, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector.

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