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The Republic of Hamstery

“Squeak, and the world squeaks with you.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europe

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The Republic of Hamstery is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.598 billion Hamsterians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Davetown. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The large but inefficient Hamsteryian economy, worth 573 trillion Seeds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is 75,452 Seeds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prison visits increase substantially during election years, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system, and high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hamstery's national animal is the Hamster, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hamstery is ranked 24th in Europe and 2,489th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 120 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 21 hours ago

  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars.
  • 6 days ago: Hamstery was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, all guns must be registered.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, Hamster is one of the most popular forenames in Hamstery.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, voting is voluntary.

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