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Largest Retail Industry: 704th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 734th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 929th
The Second Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Vivat et res publica.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Herdon

Population2.283 billion

CapitalNew Herdonia
LeaderFrederick Reeds

CurrencyHerdonian Dollar

The Second Republic of New Herdon is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Frederick Reeds with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 2.283 billion Herdonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Herdonia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The frighteningly efficient New Herdonian economy, worth 452 trillion Herdonian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 198,152 Herdonian Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,316,863 per year while the poor average 11,391, a ratio of 115 to 1.

Robotic spouses prove to be just as imperfect as flesh and blood ones, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak, and international terrorists often get their weapons supply in New Herdon. Crime is totally unknown. New Herdon's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Capitalism.

New Herdon is ranked 29,051st in the world and 752nd in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 3,339.24 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 704thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 734thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 929thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,140thFattest Citizens: 1,317thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,942ndRudest Citizens: 2,087thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,280thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,310thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,962ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,431stMost Avoided: 3,644thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,906thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,299thMost Influential: 5,148thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,516thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,620thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,735thHighest Average Incomes: 5,758thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,257thLargest Mining Sector: 6,346thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,429thMost Pro-Market: 6,973rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,226thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 8,992ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,008thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,081st
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25th in the regionFattest Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 44th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 58th in the regionRudest Citizens: 61st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 65th in the regionMost Avoided: 71st in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 91st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 92nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 116th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 145th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 150th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 164th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 190th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 194th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 196th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 218th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 240th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 283rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 367th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 438th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 462nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 494th in the regionLargest Black Market: 521st in the regionMost Armed: 557th in the regionMost Secular: 564th in the regionLargest Governments: 645th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 662nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 672nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 752nd in the region

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