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Most Influential: 1,251st Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,148th Most Pacifist: 9,901st
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Population2.17 billion

CapitalCity of Gerard Way
LeaderQueen Zara II


The Why Hello There of Hesterin is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Zara II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, public floggings, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.17 billion Hesterinians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City of Gerard Way. The average income tax rate is 67.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hesterinian economy, worth 208 trillion olgrarehs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,958 olgrarehs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Prisoners pray grey skies are gonna clear up, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters, sections of the police receive paramilitary training, and airport security is provided by private companies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hesterin's national animal is the squid, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is ChrIslam.

Hesterin is ranked 128,974th in the world and 5,402nd in Balder for Most Devout, with 8.43 Prayers Per Hour.

Most Influential: 1,251stTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,148thTop
Most Pacifist: 9,901stSafest: 9,945thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,639thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,384thMost Inclusive: 11,587thNicest Citizens: 11,696thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,899thBest Weather: 13,903rdMost Developed: 13,955thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,498thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,797thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,258thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,503rd
Most Influential: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 101st in the regionTop
Safest: 556th in the regionMost Pacifist: 593rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 610th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 619th in the regionNicest Citizens: 623rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 631st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 646th in the regionMost Developed: 732nd in the region

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