The Military Dictatorship of
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There is no order without obedience.
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The Military Dictatorship of Higsantium is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Higs with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, frequent executions, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 19.307 billion Higsantiumians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Healthcare and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Higsantium City. The average income tax rate is 83.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Higsantiumian economy, worth a remarkable 9,072 trillion holy hand grenades a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 469,912 holy hand grenades, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Speaking out against the government is punishable by flogging, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Higsantium Blood Tithe, and the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Higsantium's national animal is the vorpal bunny, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Cult of Higs.

Higsantium is ranked 167th in Canada and 140,955th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -115 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Higsantium was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Higsantium was endorsed by The Fiefdom of Nanu Nanu.
  • : Higsantium was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Higsantium fell out of the regional Top 5% for Safest.
  • : Higsantium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Higsantium fell out of the world Top 1% for Highest Police Ratios.
  • : Higsantium fell out of the regional #1 spot for Highest Police Ratios.
  • : Higsantium was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Higsantium was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Higsantium's influence in Canada fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".


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