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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 67thMost Influential: 214thMost Valuable International Artwork: 811th
The Pacifist Hamsters of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
For a peaceful Skaraborg - Forever!
King Oscar III
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg

Population2.121 billion

CapitalMariestad
LeaderKing Oscar III
FaithLutheranism

CurrencySkaraborgian Anork
AnimalHamster

The Pacifist Hamsters of The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Oscar III with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.121 billion Skaraborgians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mariestad. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skaraborgian economy, worth 213 trillion Skaraborgian Anorks a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 100,481 Skaraborgian Anorks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services, street crime is on the rise as police officers spend most of their time in prisons, and airport security is provided by private companies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg's national animal is the Hamster, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lutheranism.

The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg is ranked 10,301st in the world and 581st in The North Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,591.01 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 67thMost Influential: 214thMost Valuable International Artwork: 811thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,856thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,703rdSafest: 3,747thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,948thBest Weather: 4,573rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,728thNicest Citizens: 4,729thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,755thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,080thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,685thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,885thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,151stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,104thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,195thMost Inclusive: 8,246thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,487thLowest Crime Rates: 9,300thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,271stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,301stMost Developed: 12,087thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,864thLargest Governments: 13,912thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,760thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,930thMost Efficient Economies: 18,150thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,944thSmartest Citizens: 20,958thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,029thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,231st
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Most Influential: 56th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 98th in the regionMost Pacifist: 182nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 195th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 198th in the regionSafest: 208th in the regionNicest Citizens: 278th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 282nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 282nd in the regionBest Weather: 283rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 286th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 295th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 310th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 338th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 351st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 408th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 477th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 503rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 507th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 560th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 581st in the regionMost Cultured: 663rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 672nd in the regionLargest Governments: 696th in the regionMost Developed: 721st in the regionMost Average: 810th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 891st in the region

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