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The Mostly Harmless Nation of Hicdarr

“I'm getting a bad feeling about this”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Hippy Haven

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The Mostly Harmless Nation of Hicdarr is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Fearless Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, intelligent population of 7.356 billion Hicdarrians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Todry Dam. The average income tax rate is 87%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, extreme political groups are outlawed, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", and military funding has been stripped back. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a serious problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Hicdarr's national animal is the Bugblatter beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the bitcoin.

Hicdarr is ranked 67th in Hippy Haven and 109,728th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -38 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Hicdarr was endorsed by The Allied States of Saved Earth.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Hicdarr, military funding has been stripped back.
  • 12 days ago: Hicdarr was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
  • 12 days ago: Hicdarr voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Versutian Federation".
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Hicdarr, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • 14 days ago: Hicdarr voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Debris Prevention".
  • 14 days ago: Hicdarr voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Liberal Haven"".
  • 19 days ago: Hicdarr voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Black Riders".
  • 21 days ago: Hicdarr was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 5%).
  • 24 days ago: Following new legislation in Hicdarr, extreme political groups are outlawed.

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