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Largest Mining Sector: 5thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7thMost Corrupt Governments: 11th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For the blessed nation!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Haedlia

Population17.028 billion

Currencynewcoin
Animalyellow jacket

The Holy Empire of Haedlia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, sprawling nuclear power plants, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.028 billion Haedlians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Haedlian economy, worth an astonishing 12,706 trillion newcoins a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 746,204 newcoins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,930,794 per year while the poor average 75,486, a ratio of 52.1 to 1.

Human sacrifice to the metaphorical altar of Mammon ensures national prosperity, firework salesmen are regularly arrested for selling contraband "space rockets", medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters, and trust-fund babies line up for places in community college. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Haedlia's national animal is the yellow jacket, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Haedlia is ranked 246,206th in the world and 5,693rd in the West Pacific for Best Weather, with -5845 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Largest Mining Sector: 5thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7thMost Corrupt Governments: 11thMost Devout: 13thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 27thLargest Insurance Industry: 32ndMost Avoided: 35thLargest Agricultural Sector: 37thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 50thLargest Black Market: 51stHighest Average Incomes: 61stMost Primitive: 69thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 92ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 98thMost Subsidized Industry: 121stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 135thLowest Crime Rates: 208thFattest Citizens: 217thMost Efficient Economies: 227thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 241stHighest Economic Output: 267thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 270thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 279thLargest Governments: 336thRudest Citizens: 724thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,266thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,469thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,122ndTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,477thMost Stationary: 3,090thMost Conservative: 5,543rdMost Influential: 12,106thLargest Populations: 12,195thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,091stMost Authoritarian: 14,331stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,798thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,407thLargest Retail Industry: 20,005thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,325thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,365th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionRudest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 48th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 85th in the regionMost Conservative: 186th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 211th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 305th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 366th in the regionMost Influential: 384th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 437th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 440th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 472nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 477th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, firework salesmen are regularly arrested for selling contraband "space rockets".
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, human sacrifice to the metaphorical altar of Mammon ensures national prosperity.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, Haedlians must literally pay their respects to hear from their political representatives.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, neighbourhood gossips whip up controversy about those receiving adult merchandise.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, teddy bears and pajamas have replaced briefcases and suits in Haedlia's offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, the Haedlian Tourism Bureau has described the abolition of coastal defences as a "kick to the groyne".
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, weighted heels are added to military boots to ensure diminutive celebrities meet minimum requirements.

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