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Largest Mining Sector: 7thMost Corrupt Governments: 7thMost Devout: 11th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For the blessed nation!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Haedlia

Population20.961 billion

Currencynewcoin
Animalyellow jacket

The Holy Empire of Haedlia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its triple-decker prams, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.961 billion Haedlians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Haedlian economy, worth an astonishing 13,409 trillion newcoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is a breathtaking 639,757 newcoins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,890,890 per year while the poor average 46,682, a ratio of 83.3 to 1.

Politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway, teen parties are often ruined by wet blanket chaperones, and builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Haedlia's national animal is the yellow jacket, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Haedlia is ranked 113th in the world and 2nd in the West Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 3.89 million Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Mining Sector: 7thMost Corrupt Governments: 7thMost Devout: 11thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12thMost Ignorant Citizens: 25thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 33rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 35thMost Avoided: 38thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39thLargest Agricultural Sector: 47thLargest Insurance Industry: 58thMost Primitive: 99thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 113thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 126thHighest Average Incomes: 133rdMost Patriotic: 193rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 196thFattest Citizens: 200thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 201stLowest Crime Rates: 239thHighest Economic Output: 341stLargest Black Market: 356thHighest Disposable Incomes: 367thRudest Citizens: 403rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 742ndMost Efficient Economies: 893rdLargest Governments: 990thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,345thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,429thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,217thMost Stationary: 2,694thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,968thTop
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Most Conservative: 3,209thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,405thLargest Populations: 11,062ndLargest Retail Industry: 13,262ndMost Influential: 13,552ndTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,413thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,334thMost Authoritarian: 27,851st
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 20th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 48th in the regionMost Conservative: 61st in the regionLargest Populations: 68th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 214th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 218th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 399th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 710th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, teen parties are often ruined by wet blanket chaperones.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, woodcutter axes are cited as the most common cause of death amongst yellow jackets.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, a wide-ranging purge of leading officials and family members is being carried out by Leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, police pull people off the street for even mentioning the word plane.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, charity distribution sites are regularly raided by the police.

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