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Largest Retail Industry: 700th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 735th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 926th
The Second Republic of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Vivat et res publica.
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Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
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New Herdon

Population2.278 billion

CapitalNew Herdonia
LeaderFrederick Reeds
FaithCapitalism

CurrencyHerdonian Dollar
AnimalEagle

The Second Republic of New Herdon is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Frederick Reeds with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 2.278 billion Herdonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Herdonia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.1%.

The frighteningly efficient New Herdonian economy, worth 451 trillion Herdonian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 198,069 Herdonian Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,316,312 per year while the poor average 11,387, a ratio of 115 to 1.

Robotic spouses prove to be just as imperfect as flesh and blood ones, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak, and international terrorists often get their weapons supply in New Herdon. Crime is totally unknown. New Herdon's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Capitalism.

New Herdon is ranked 59,193rd in the world and 2,587th in the South Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 72.46 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Largest Retail Industry: 700thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 735thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 926thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,143rdFattest Citizens: 1,318thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,939thRudest Citizens: 2,087thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,310thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,312thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,915thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,437thMost Avoided: 3,620thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,908thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,296thMost Influential: 5,173rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,568thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,662ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,756thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,763rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,257thLargest Mining Sector: 6,349thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,435thMost Pro-Market: 7,003rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,226thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,994thMost Efficient Economies: 10,019thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,119thMost Armed: 16,699th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 26th in the regionFattest Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 44th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 58th in the regionRudest Citizens: 61st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 65th in the regionMost Avoided: 71st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 91st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 91st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 116th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 145th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 149th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 164th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 190th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 193rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 196th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 218th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 239th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 290th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 373rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 438th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 462nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 493rd in the regionMost Armed: 507th in the regionLargest Black Market: 523rd in the regionMost Secular: 565th in the regionLargest Governments: 650th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 662nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 671st in the region

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