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The Republic of Herbert Island

“Loose Lips Sinks Ships”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire


The Republic of Herbert Island is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Herbert Winstanley with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.865 billion Herbert Islandians 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, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moribund. The average income tax rate is 88.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Herbert Islandian economy, worth 712 trillion Gummibearshums a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 146,382 Gummibearshums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, farting etiquette is taught in schools, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, and the nation is wading into dangerous waters. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Herbert Island's national animal is the Aardvark, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Herbert Island is ranked 147,722nd in the world and 4,945th in the South Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 308.55 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 512thMost Influential: 931stTop
Safest: 3,788thHealthiest Citizens: 4,098thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,273rdBest Weather: 4,733rdMost Pacifist: 5,061stMost Developed: 5,275thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,755thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,868thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,876thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,128thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,183rdSmartest Citizens: 6,506thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,768thLowest Crime Rates: 7,363rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,651stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,677thNicest Citizens: 8,657thMost Inclusive: 8,825thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,880thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,132ndLargest Governments: 9,532ndMost Cultured: 9,937thMost Secular: 9,943rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,245thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,557thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,727thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,014thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,419thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 12,987thHighest Average Incomes: 14,998thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,006thMost Income Equality: 21,726thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,600thMost Stationary: 23,355th
Most Influential: 85th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 94th in the regionSafest: 134th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 141st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 143rd in the regionBest Weather: 167th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 171st in the regionMost Developed: 176th in the regionMost Pacifist: 182nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 183rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 195th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 197th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 204th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 209th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 214th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 217th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 252nd in the regionLargest Governments: 259th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 262nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 273rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 280th in the regionMost Cultured: 288th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 303rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 316th in the regionMost Inclusive: 316th in the regionNicest Citizens: 317th in the regionMost Secular: 335th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 402nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 411th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 448th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 455th in the regionMost Stationary: 480th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 506th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 572nd in the regionLargest Populations: 679th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 685th in the region

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