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The Gold Peacelands of Hagston

“Lucky NationStates”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: Laraniem

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

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The Gold Peacelands of Hagston is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Tim Galek with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.24 billion Hagstonians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lyhnberk. The average income tax rate is 75.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hagstonian economy, worth 482 trillion Golds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 92,029 Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Hagston, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, skateparks can be found in every city, and a handful of megacorporations own every "craft brewery" in the nation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hagston's national animal is the Willie Wagtail, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Filosofism.

Hagston is ranked 31,746th in the world and 8th in Laraniem for Most Secular, with 35.64 Atheism Rate.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 383rdTop
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Most Pacifist: 6,310thBest Weather: 6,389thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,822ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,511thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,811thNicest Citizens: 8,914thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,717thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,094thSafest: 10,499thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,806thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,027thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,037thTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,493rdHealthiest Citizens: 13,597thMost Influential: 14,947thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,756thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,222ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,712thMost Developed: 17,867thLowest Crime Rates: 18,389thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,409thSmartest Citizens: 18,573rdMost Income Equality: 19,428thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,473rdMost Cultured: 21,563rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,948th
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Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Koxor, Edropia, and Tomikals.