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The Borderlands of Hulderswath

“Hulder protects all”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Fragile
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: Wanderswath

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

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The Borderlands of Hulderswath is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 3.714 billion Hulderswathians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 38.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Hulderswathian economy, worth 87.3 trillion hulder's nails a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 23,508 hulder's nails, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, refugees from other nations are flocking to Hulderswath's border, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, and Leader has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Hulderswath's national animal is the Hulder, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hulderswath is ranked 176,063rd in the world and 4th in Wanderswath for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -7.48 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 7,921stTop
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Highest Drug Use: 11,344thMost Income Equality: 15,064thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,476th

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