“Ta Muid Saor”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Power
The Federal Republic of Hegstoria is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Shepherd with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.501 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Defence, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chathair Bhaile. The average income tax rate is 77%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.
The recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors, and mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hegstoria's national animal is the Falcon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Airgeadra.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 2 hours ago
- 2 days 1 hour ago: Hegstoria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 18 days ago: Hegstoria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens.
- 25 days ago: Hegstoria fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.
- 33 days ago: Hegstoria was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
- 36 days ago: Hegstoria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 41 days ago: Hegstoria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
- 73 days ago: Hegstoria lodged a message on the Ellorea Regional Message Board.
- 75 days ago: Hegstoria lodged a message on the Ellorea Regional Message Board.
- 78 days ago: Hegstoria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 95 days ago: Hegstoria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Defense Forces.
Endorsements Received: None.