“This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine”
|Category: Compulsory Consumerist State|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: Antarctic Oasis
The Man who goes by the name of Hiriaurtung Arororugul is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by General Hiriaurtung Arororugul with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 12.313 billion Hiriaurtung Arororugulians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.
The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, pro-business morass -- concentrates mainly on Defence, although Law & Order and Commerce are secondary priorities. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 21%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Information Technology and Uranium Mining.
An increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel, and strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Hiriaurtung Arororugul's national animal is the horse he rode in on, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Tengriism, and its currency is the one in his wallet.
Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago
- 5 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 64 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul fell out of the world Top 10% for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 72 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul lodged a message on the Antarctic Oasis Regional Message Board.
- 157 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Stupidest Citizens.
- 183 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul relocated from Gatesville Inc to Antarctic Oasis.
- 199 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul changed its national motto to "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine" and its nation type to "Man who goes by the name".
- 204 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 236 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- 257 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul fell out of the regional Top 10% for Fattest Citizens.
- 267 days ago: Hiriaurtung Arororugul fell out of the regional Top 10% for Shortest Average Lifespan.