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The Elder Bastion of Mediocrity of King HEM

“For Empire!”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europeia

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The Elder Bastion of Mediocrity of King HEM is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by HEM Tiberius with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service. The compassionate, intelligent population of 16.63 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.

Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance, and national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'. 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 512th in Europeia and 88,669th in the world for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -2 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: King HEM altered its national flag.
  • 9 days ago: King HEM was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed (last census: Top 10%).
  • 13 days ago: King HEM lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in King HEM, citizens are forbidden from leaving the country.

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