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The Lion Realm of Hardenburg

“Nihil sine Deo”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Location: Institute of Cellulose

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Lion Realm of Hardenburg is a colossal, cultured nation, renowned for its infamous sell-swords, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, devout population of 6.687 billion Hardenburgians 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 Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carimof. The average income tax rate is 72.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hardenburgian economy, worth a remarkable 1,005 trillion pennings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 150,438 pennings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

It is quite common for bar patrons to discuss Wittgenstein over cordials and games of backgammon, newlywed misogynists complain about their wives keeping their maiden names, toast never burns but always has a weird chemical taste, and the newest shade developed by Hardenburg's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hardenburg's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Hardenburg is ranked 18,379th in the world and 8th in Institute of Cellulose for Highest Economic Output, with 1,005 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Mining Sector: 4,437thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,659thMost Cultured: 7,740thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,870thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,994thMost Efficient Economies: 8,712thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,406thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,864thHealthiest Citizens: 10,187thMost Developed: 10,598thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,056thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,482ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13,081stSmartest Citizens: 13,320thLargest Black Market: 13,379thHighest Average Incomes: 14,077thLargest Governments: 15,703rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,780thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,037thLargest Retail Industry: 17,231stLowest Crime Rates: 17,797thHighest Economic Output: 18,379thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,241stMost Devout: 22,364thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,518thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,250th
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Most Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the region

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