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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,584thMost Influential: 4,055thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,947th
The Most Serene Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Sic Semper Socks
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Herblestan

Population597 million

CapitalKlubnikagrad

Currencydodger
AnimalHerble

The Most Serene Republic of Herblestan is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its closed borders, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 597 million Herblestanians 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 Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Klubnikagrad. The average income tax rate is 35.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Herblestanian economy, worth 58.6 trillion dodgers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 98,084 dodgers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Elections have been outlawed, billions are being spent on a new island airport, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country, and babysitters are a thing of the past. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Herblestan's national animal is the Herble, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Herblestan is ranked 131,445th in the world and 5,376th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 431.89 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,584thTop
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Most Influential: 4,055thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,947thLargest Retail Industry: 6,346thMost Avoided: 11,831stMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,965thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,118thHighest Drug Use: 20,542ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,052ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 21,251st
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 243rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 354th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 400th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 517th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 642nd in the regionMost Average: 794th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 911th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 931st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Herblestan was endorsed by The Caspian Commonwealth of Dabarastan.
  • : Herblestan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, babysitters are a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, elections have been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Herblestan, children play ring-around-the-rosey around bonfires of videogame cartridges.
  • : Herblestan was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Palgo.
  • : Herblestan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Herblestan endorsed The Hoppy of Praeceps.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 142 » Lulubellia, El Fiji Grande, Guer Aike, Alorca, Aerilia, Dangine, Orado, Koda-Land, Empy, Yaorozu, Francois Isidore, Venicea, McMasterdonia, The Rhein States, Xyrron, Shadowrik, Kragsgale, The Endless Eventide, Republica Guilleana, Barabolia, Loutsland, Great Bights Mum, Super Girl, Shibutani, Hamerica, Aeolist, Travislavania, Yokciq Empire, Interdimensional Zone, Zemnaya Svoboda, Notyoutopia, Hardscrabble, Valgarda, Siwale, Zzozona, Valentine Z, Xagill, Cretox State, Svenskskit, New Lakemba, Bharathvarsh, Clan Spaniel, Bankowiata, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Randomcountryland, Omnistria, WeKnow, Ravendi, Corfad, East Akra, and 92 others.San Felipe, The Tampa Bay Rays, Simone Republic, Wilkshire, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Libertania Democratica, Dar es Saalam, Selfgradatude, Ellbonnia, Holy Oranz, Pasargad, North Bratislava, Former English Colony, Sikol, Territorio di Nessuno, Figyjharli, Yellops, Aryan Homeland, Frances Francis the First of France, Xentherida, Sunto, Draconian Progression, Maott, Climeria, Chips and Guac, Mon Island, Strongwill, Steampunk Ariel, Illusia and Neverendia, Sil Dorsett, Kranostav, The Pantheons, Korean-Joseon, Siforpeo, Votak Matim, Imperial Pieserged, Wineclaw, Kromi, Tyirza, Tsandonown, Defense For The World Assembly, Pallaith, Wapistan, Planes, Seanat, Britle, Ethnon, Federal Republic of Genosha, Libvillia, Runeda, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Fraystonia, Kastonvia, Madjack, Picairn, The Mazur Empire, Nodnarb, Sopernia, Bearical, Fizban, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Confederacy of North America, Card Kingdom, Lionia, Nova Arcania, Que Lukustinardon, Nation1812, Sahriastan, Drueste, Outer Shenendoah, Capablanca, Solcius, The Calabash Protectorate, Blyskalia, His Enduring Majesty, Jaxikistan, Noesantara, Tibus Heth, The Blazeland Administration, ROM, Vesteysia, Nimarya, New Celoveniortan, Godwanna, Tringapore, Pazair, Praeceps, Palgo, and Dabarastan.

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