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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 245thMost Influential: 476thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,748th
The Minecraft River Valley of
Democratic Socialists
Can we have some french fries, NationStates?
a salmon named Harold
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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A Salmon Named Harold

Population1.994 billion

CapitalCentral Hub
Leadera salmon named Harold
Faiththe questioning of string cheese

CurrencyIOU Card

The Minecraft River Valley of A Salmon Named Harold is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by a salmon named Harold with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, smutty television, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.994 billion Salmonns are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central Hub. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Salmonn economy, worth 286 trillion IOU Cards a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 143,578 IOU Cards, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Billions of IOU Cards are spent to take high-quality photos of the Salmon Nebula, the news is showing footage of a salmon named Harold bullying an old man to the point of tears, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", and the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in A Salmon Named Harold. Crime is totally unknown. A Salmon Named Harold's national animal is the Salmon, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is the questioning of string cheese.

A Salmon Named Harold is ranked 14,623rd in the world and 720th in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 9,081.95 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 245thMost Influential: 476thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,748thMost Pacifist: 3,224thNicest Citizens: 3,227thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,391stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,419thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,557thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,633rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,242ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,530thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,547thMost Inclusive: 4,714thMost Developed: 4,931stBest Weather: 5,197thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,769thSmartest Citizens: 6,152ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,305thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,500thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,603rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,466thMost Efficient Economies: 8,191stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,398thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,483rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,616thLargest Governments: 9,706thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,816thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,236thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,655thMost Secular: 10,933rdMost Cultured: 11,129thSafest: 11,498thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 14,623rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,521stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,678thHighest Average Incomes: 15,701stMost Income Equality: 16,752nd
Most Influential: 154th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 182nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 186th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 197th in the regionMost Pacifist: 197th in the regionNicest Citizens: 205th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 207th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 214th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 274th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 274th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 280th in the regionMost Inclusive: 306th in the regionMost Developed: 309th in the regionBest Weather: 313th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 325th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 327th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 352nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 370th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 390th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 390th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 415th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 462nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 482nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 495th in the regionLargest Governments: 502nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 526th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 531st in the regionMost Secular: 545th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 549th in the regionMost Cultured: 569th in the regionSafest: 672nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 686th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 720th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 720th in the regionMost Income Equality: 777th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 782nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in A Salmon Named Harold, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in A Salmon Named Harold.
  • : A Salmon Named Harold was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in A Salmon Named Harold, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : A Salmon Named Harold endorsed The Citizen Republic of Gawdzendia.
  • : A Salmon Named Harold voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kelssek".
  • : Following new legislation in A Salmon Named Harold, the news is showing footage of a salmon named Harold bullying an old man to the point of tears.
  • : Following new legislation in A Salmon Named Harold, billions of IOU Cards are spent to take high-quality photos of the Salmon Nebula.
  • : Following new legislation in A Salmon Named Harold, A salmon named Harold can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees.
  • : Following new legislation in A Salmon Named Harold, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : Following new legislation in A Salmon Named Harold, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 391 » Guer Aike, El Fiji Grande, Loutsland, Lulubellia, Aerilia, Brucklania, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Rhein States, Prydania, Koda-Land, Shibutani, Yaorozu, Omnistria, Pallaith, Ethnon, Merconitonitopia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Outer Shenendoah, Dreadton, Notyoutopia, Hamerica, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Kragsgale, Zzozona, Heilhum Imperius, Newpromisedland, Orado, Wineclaw, Shadowrik, Interdimensional Zone, Siwale, Territorio di Nessuno, Empy, Morover, McMasterdonia, 1 very fast endotarter, Sundred, Votak Matim, Daiz, The Iron Lions, Dar es Saalam, Corfad, North Bratislava, Amerian States, Sikol, Hardscrabble, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Animu Place, Itallitopia, Eraver, and 341 others.The Endless Eventide, Vexilia, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Ocharckia, Pigeonstan, Ramiru, Colonies of Free Temeria, Cretox State, United Island States of Southeast Asia, New Lakemba, Dangine, Picairn, R libanon, Godwanna, Soviet Terran, Tachycardia, Fran Advar, KhalChicken, Holy Oranz, TJUN-ia, Aruvicion, South Baba, LostLegion, Pleroma Sans Romans, East Supple Lund, Srnsbaland, Chukstik Illahi, Zemper Macro, Neo Cheese Empire, Old Emporia, Manticore utopia, Azzarel, Multius, Detrivania, Democratie, Arimbia, Altivia, Demo Troplenia, Frieszia, Drentusa, Liminyj, Gainesixtan, Bend Mai, French Bananastan, Gendirt, The Bureaucratic Territories, Kartujia, African-Empire, The Windmilluminati, Eastern Cous Empria, Orogonia, United Asgardian States, Fascist Democracy, Seenvorland, A Ordem do Caos, Estados Sanikistas Federales, Quentiam Viventem, Feelonia, Runeda, WeKnow, SORT, United Lokkia, DIMAnism, The Bikini Bottom Republic, The English Alliance, Free Culture, Caladann, Pleasuretown, Unsophisticate, Eastern Valskovia, Cartures, Ateala, Chips and Guac, Lucedeia, Terrax, Nordic-British Union, Sebatopia, Blahcostan, Advancia-Sizzletown, Rockwell Islands, Zimmerdachen, Solmetria, Clan Spaniel, Xarrel, The Unicrons, Daerlan, Dakota Territories, Marmiedon, Cinnibar, Ilmatil, Jovian Knights, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Solcius, Dabarastan, Simone Republic, Nord Botten, Singamadri, Draconian Progression, Libertania Democratica, Imperial Pieserged, The Soviet States of Europe, Necromonia, Florida Palms, Kappacon, The Discipled, Frances Francis the First of France, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Highton Islands, Alqulonde, David Davidson, Batatoland Empire, PotatoFarmers, Republica Guilleana, Aeurithianar, Karazan, Zokk, Ice and Tinian, Volstokn, Vincone Cae, Gmt2001, Tyroshh, Cloydicia, Yalkan, Aingard, Solphine, Xipher, Abiswashyo-bhumi, The Teddy, Pasargad, Great Bights Mum, Wilkshire, Ravendi, Zixu, Sunto, Mardessa, Khoik, Ravenhood, Yokciq Empire, Hells Ninth Circle, Zeternia, Orenmark, Visse, Solimun, Nationeer, Xagill, Viridiann, Seanat, Madjack, Kranostav, European Nation State, United Kahndaq, Joodey, Xyrron, Former English Colony, Venicea, Drutopia Insomnia, Pytong, Sil Dorsett, Religioncord, The Lancerian Empire, Crusadam, Ozstan, Northwest Zedonia, The Galactic Triumvirate, Kazoo Basin, Testnation223, Valentine Z, Bankowiata, East Akra, The Eastern Germanic Peoples, TLTland, Harmonypine, Freyford, Trooporia, The Stratosphere Islands, PEG, AGoodPlace, Malta Comino Gozo, Sevinland, Ellbonnia, Yellops, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Kristalmaan, Eywaan, The Real Ram Ranch, Odelinor, The Serdey Islands, The Pantheons, Slyakanya, Selfgradatude, The Pleiads, Strongwill, Nodnarb, Pokemanland, Tvers, MonkeMafiaTopia, Jinju-Do, Paradeavenlisian States, The Jerichowan Country, Nuronte, Climeria, Hewani, Barabolia, Rinadia, Seijitsu, Dicko, Dopeland420, Colfes, Panama Coalition, Blyskalia, New Michag, Wooleystan, Port Naga, Streidenberg, Star Kingdom, Galbadiana, Darkmondoria, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Illusia and Neverendia, Wisconsota, Moneyflows, GenshinImpact, Xentherida, Que Lukustinardon, Zyvetskistaahn, Keurig Machines, Vene Gra, Arthyia, Losiste, Figyjharli, The Republic of Free Peoples, Xanatosi, Gafflebag, Federacionale, Obelias, The Papal Catholic States, RetroBeaners, Phoronu, Dejure, Partax, Planes, RepublicCity, Andanavia, Shabot, Muqatil, United States of Medford, Esplandia, Super Girl, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Glurponia, Kromi, AmManies, Moubarakistan, Hepek, Vesteysia, Otakus and Weebs, Valgarda, Aoncarpa, Francois Isidore, New Celoveniortan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Free Salvation, Tyirza, Svenskan, Maott, Sanjurika, Wapistan, My chest is flat, Trumpski, Travislavania, Siforpeo, Lol2639, Shotokonia, Qurtuba, Shahrukh, Viviser, ForestMythal, BTProductions, Galaician Empire, Aryan Homeland, TyGerria, Rising Sakura, Steampunk Ariel, Kitzgos, Alorca, Jaxikistan, Federal Republic of Genosha, Naalfgarth, Mon Island, Cowbridge, Cajland, Tsandonown, Liberum Hibernia, Defense For The World Assembly, Korean-Joseon, Centrialand, Ulvenia, Britle, The Calabash Protectorate, Vyata Temor, Atlunartemis, Erisoria, Capablanca, Impel Down, Ootasa, Perikuresu, Libvillia, Imperial Sers, Katuda, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Card Kingdom, Eternal Dominion, Boston Castle, Fraystonia, Kastonvia, Mazdia, Sopernia, Bearical, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Drueste, Fizban, Unshleepd, Allevania, Andanx, Nova Arcania, Nation1812, Sahriastan, United Capitalist Provinces, Tepe, British-Australia, Lionia, The Blazeland Administration, Tibus Heth, Beta Cyndriel, and Gawdzendia.

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