“What's right is right”
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The North Pacific
The World-Famous Bar and Grill of Hekik is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Rusty Shackleford with a fair hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.173 billion live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Law & Order receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bagley. The average income tax rate is 79%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Book Publishing and Tourism.
Tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders, and construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway. Crime is well under control. Hekik's national animal is the ape, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the brat.
Most Recent Government Activity: 21 days ago
- 6 days ago: Hekik fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- 7 days ago: Hekik was reclassified from "Corporate Bordello" to "Anarchy".
- 9 days ago: Hekik was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 10 days ago: Hekik was endorsed by The Happy and Peaceful Area of God n Country n Byron.
- 12 days ago: Hekik was endorsed by The People's Republic of Bump And Grind.
- 15 days ago: Hekik was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
- 18 days ago: Hekik was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 20 days ago: Hekik was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 10%).
- 24 days ago: Hekik was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Framhaven.
- 29 days ago: Following new legislation in Hekik, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
Endorsements Received: 29 » Blackshear41, Yaorozu, Groovistan, Andromeda Islands, Novare Res, Former English Colony, Mariensbergian Principality, Democatic Donkeys, Great Bights Mum, Avalon, Whereisthatistan, McMasterdonia, Grosseschnauzer, Calamazo, Everywheristan, Prumkom, Emmerian Republic, Mandexia, HMS Unicorn, Wisconsota, Ator People, Alunya, Rukonia, Olvern, Moany Old Gits, Kiwitaicho, Framhaven, Bump And Grind, and God n Country n Byron.