The Duck Hockey Republic of BuckyHermit is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Teemu Selanne with an iron fist, and remarkable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.742 billion BuckyHermitians 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 minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anaheim. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient BuckyHermitian economy, worth a remarkable 2,649 trillion pucks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 272,014 pucks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.
The bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Anaheim, army rations are served on silver platters, punitive tariffs protect local industry, and political activists are routinely executed. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. BuckyHermit's national animal is the Wild Wing, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of Teemu Selanne.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : BuckyHermit was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Authoritarian.
- : BuckyHermit was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- : BuckyHermit was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- : BuckyHermit was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- : BuckyHermit's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : BuckyHermit was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
- : BuckyHermit's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : BuckyHermit was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies.
- : BuckyHermit's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : BuckyHermit was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.