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Most Conservative: 5,075thMost Authoritarian: 6,077thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,274th
The Rogue Nation of
Psychotic Dictatorship
It's basically just hell, go away.
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Basically Hell

Population32 million

Currencylost souls
Animaldemon

The Rogue Nation of Basically Hell is a small, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 32 million hellish are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 70.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped hellish economy, worth 1.05 trillion lost souls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 32,689 lost souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, it is illegal for a parent to tell a child to stop eating their boogers, citizens select which government department gets their income tax lost souls each year, and the government is seen to favor traditionalist religions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Basically Hell's national animal is the demon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Basically Hell is ranked 142,272nd in the world and 4,673rd in The East Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -69.28 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Top
5%
Most Conservative: 5,075thMost Authoritarian: 6,077thTop
10%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,274thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,102ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 21,283rdMost Extreme: 21,624th
Top
5%
Most Conservative: 223rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 248th in the regionTop
10%
Most Extreme: 412th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 517th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Basically Hell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian and Most Conservative and the Top 10% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, Highest Workforce Participation Rate, and Most Extreme.
  • : Basically Hell's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Basically Hell, the government is seen to favor traditionalist religions.
  • : Basically Hell relocated from Refugia to The East Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Basically Hell, citizens select which government department gets their income tax lost souls each year.
  • : Basically Hell changed its national demonym plural to "hellish".
  • : Basically Hell changed its national demonym adjective to "hellish" and its demonym plural to "hellians".
  • : Basically Hell lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Basically Hell changed its national demonym to "hellish".
  • : Basically Hell lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.

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