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The Elder Bastion of Mediocrity of King HEM

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Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europeia

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The Elder Bastion of Mediocrity of King HEM is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by HEM Tiberius with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, intelligent population of 16.789 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 97%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Prison visits increase substantially during election years, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps, all footpaths have tollbooths, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. 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.

King HEM is ranked 396th in Europeia and 56,158th in the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 19 hours ago

  • 3 days 10 hours ago: King HEM fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Politically Free.
  • 3 days 11 hours ago: King HEM fell out of the regional Top 1% for Most Politically Free.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, all footpaths have tollbooths.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • 10 days ago: King HEM fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, coalition governments are essential to passing new laws.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, hordes of faceless civil servants are running cities.

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