|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Elder Bastion of Mediocrity of King HEM is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by HEM Tiberius with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, intelligent population of 16.3 billion King HEMians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
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 Commerce receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Legionaires. The average income tax rate is 96%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
Truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, trouble-makers are frequently turned in to the government to be 'recycled', schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, and the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. King HEM's national animal is the fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Christianity, and its currency is the euro.
Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago
- 9 hours ago: King HEM was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest (last census: Top 5%).
- 11 days ago: King HEM fell out of the world Top 10% for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 16 days ago: King HEM was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 35 days ago: King HEM was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).
- 35 days ago: King HEM lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
- 37 days ago: King HEM was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 43 days ago: King HEM lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
- 44 days ago: King HEM changed its national nation type to "Elder Bastion of Mediocrity".
- 44 days ago: King HEM altered its national flag.
- 45 days ago: King HEM lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.