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Most Primitive: 11,796thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,213thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,248th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Dayman Fighter of the Nightman Champion of the sun
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Few
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Developing
Political Freedom
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Haraldor

Population227 million

CurrencyPaddys Dollar
AnimalJunkyard Cat

The Holy Empire of Haraldor is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its closed borders, free-roaming dinosaurs, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 227 million Haraldorians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 68.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Haraldorian economy, worth 6.84 trillion Paddys Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, Retail, and Pizza Delivery. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 30,145 Paddys Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Officer recruitment and police brutality have reached an all-time high, elections have been outlawed, an iron curtain has descended around the nation, and future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haraldor's national animal is the Junkyard Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Haraldor is ranked 58,340th in the world and 5th in The United States of Greater BlatterLand for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,602.01 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Primitive: 11,796thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,213thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,248thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,820thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21,065th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Haraldor, future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence.
  • : Following new legislation in Haraldor, an iron curtain has descended around the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Haraldor, elections have been outlawed.
  • : Haraldor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Haraldor, officer recruitment and police brutality have reached an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Haraldor, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour.
  • : Following new legislation in Haraldor, looting and pillaging are now considered vital intelligence-gathering activities.
  • : Following new legislation in Haraldor, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net.
  • : Following new legislation in Haraldor, love is given from each according to their ability but marriage is assigned to each according to their needs.
  • : Haraldor was endorsed by The Slightly Airborne Land of The Crags of Tel-naeir.

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