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The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble

“Where everyone goes home with a free mattress!”

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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Dr Norvak Dolokai with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 9.198 billion Hardscrabblers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Squash Flats. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Hardscrabblean economy, worth a remarkable 1,610 trillion florgons a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 175,102 florgons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, and crime is on the rise as online youths compete to vlog the most shocking scenes of violence. Crime is totally unknown. Hardscrabble's national animal is the wood shrew, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hardscrabble is ranked 9,705th in the world and 355th in The North Pacific for Nudest, with 221 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 99thMost Valuable International Artwork: 705thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,306thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,435thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,501stMost Pacifist: 1,540thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,601stMost Influential: 1,700thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,723rdNicest Citizens: 1,734thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,840thRudest Citizens: 1,844thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,041stMost Inclusive: 2,162ndTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,293rdMost Developed: 2,356thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,400thMost Cultured: 2,622ndSafest: 2,682ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,278thBest Weather: 3,316thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,433rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,630thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,672ndLargest Governments: 3,893rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,369thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,630thMost Efficient Economies: 6,614thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,708thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,938thMost Secular: 7,912thHighest Average Incomes: 9,094thNudest: 9,705thHighest Economic Output: 9,932ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,046thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,118thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 15,685thLowest Crime Rates: 16,934thMost Politically Free: 17,566thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,959thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,948th
Most Advanced Public Education: 58th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 68th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 70th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 85th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 88th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 100th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 103rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 108th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 114th in the regionNicest Citizens: 115th in the regionRudest Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 128th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 129th in the regionMost Cultured: 132nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 136th in the regionMost Developed: 136th in the regionSafest: 155th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 171st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 177th in the regionLargest Governments: 199th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 200th in the regionBest Weather: 201st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 205th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 224th in the regionMost Politically Free: 254th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 313th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 351st in the regionNudest: 355th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 382nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 405th in the regionMost Secular: 420th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 442nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 449th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 510th in the regionLargest Populations: 532nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 560th in the regionMost Influential: 650th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 754th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 768th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 858th in the region

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