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Most Influential: 285thHealthiest Citizens: 514thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 558th
The Grand Republic of
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Long Live Havenwelle!
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Havenwelle

Population12.618 billion

CapitalGrand Haven
LeaderKevin Burke
FaithThe Church of Havenwelle

CurrencyHav
AnimalBrittany Spaniel

The Grand Republic of Havenwelle is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kevin Burke with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, aversion to nipples, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.618 billion Havenwelleans 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 juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Haven. The average income tax rate is 18.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Havenwellean economy, worth a remarkable 2,222 trillion Havs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 176,137 Havs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

It is against the rules of boxing to hit above or below the belt, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Grand Haven, Kevin Burke can't hear a thing when the unwashed masses throw rocks at the new state limousine, and foreign policy is based upon the principle of sieve and take. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Havenwelle's national animal is the Brittany Spaniel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church of Havenwelle.

Havenwelle is ranked 243,444th in the world and 746th in Europeia for Most Secular, with 0.88 Atheism Rate.

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Most Influential: 285thHealthiest Citizens: 514thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 558thMost Corrupt Governments: 657thLongest Average Lifespans: 659thMost Devout: 675thLowest Crime Rates: 815thBest Weather: 1,009thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,106thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,760thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,144thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,391stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,472ndLargest Black Market: 4,037thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,042ndMost Developed: 5,304thMost Cultured: 6,279thHighest Economic Output: 7,319thMost Efficient Economies: 7,666thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,018thHighest Average Incomes: 9,599thSmartest Citizens: 9,821stMost Stationary: 10,188thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,494thLargest Governments: 10,773rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,199thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,626thMost Pacifist: 13,534thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,548thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,722ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,413thMost Conservative: 18,494thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,508thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,447thLargest Populations: 22,576thMost Authoritarian: 22,717th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 19th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 39th in the regionMost Conservative: 45th in the regionMost Stationary: 46th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 47th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 50th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 61st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 63rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 69th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Havenwelle, foreign policy is based upon the principle of sieve and take.
  • : Havenwelle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "On Abortion"".
  • : Following new legislation in Havenwelle, Kevin Burke can't hear a thing when the unwashed masses throw rocks at the new state limousine.
  • : Havenwelle was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian, Most Conservative, and Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Following new legislation in Havenwelle, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Grand Haven.
  • : Following new legislation in Havenwelle, it is against the rules of boxing to hit above or below the belt.
  • : Following new legislation in Havenwelle, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good.
  • : Following new legislation in Havenwelle, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure.
  • : Following new legislation in Havenwelle, human sacrifice to the metaphorical altar of Mammon ensures national prosperity.
  • : Following new legislation in Havenwelle, pollution is on the rise along with government approvals of fracking projects.

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