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The Republic of Hamstery

“Squeak, and the world squeaks with you.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Basket Case
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europe

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The Republic of Hamstery is a colossal, genial nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, intelligent population of 7.02 billion Hamsteryians 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, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although the Environment and Social Equality are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Davetown. The average income tax rate is 97%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

The Hamstery Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, the government pours millions of Seeds into rehabilitation programs annually, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. Crime is totally unknown. Hamstery's national animal is the Hamster, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Seed.

Hamstery is ranked 346th in Europe and 109,054th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -18 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Hamstery was endorsed by The Republic of Zeebstein.
  • 6 days ago: Hamstery was endorsed by The Federation of Axtro-Saxonia.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, the government pours millions of Seeds into rehabilitation programs annually.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.
  • 9 days ago: Hamstery voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Durkadurkiranistan II"".
  • 26 days ago: Hamstery was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 28 days ago: Hamstery was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 30 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, the Hamstery Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • 30 days ago: Following new legislation in Hamstery, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.

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