The Federation of Oceania of Hartridge is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion. The democratic population of 1.637 billion Westers are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 36.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped Hartridgean economy, worth 43.1 trillion Oceania Pounds a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 26,343 Oceania Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hartridge's national animal is the Dog.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Hartridge's influence in Alliance of Islands and Atolls rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
- : Hartridge published "Hartridge City" (Factbook: Geography).
- : Hartridge's influence in Alliance of Islands and Atolls rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : Hartridge's influence in Alliance of Islands and Atolls rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Hartridge's influence in Alliance of Islands and Atolls rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Hartridge relocated from Greater Middle East to Alliance of Islands and Atolls.
- : Hartridge's influence in Greater Middle East rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : Hartridge relocated from Northern Utopia to Greater Middle East.
- : Hartridge relocated from Geopolity to Northern Utopia.
- : Hartridge relocated from Northern Utopia to Geopolity.