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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,260th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,790th Most Corrupt Governments: 5,457th
The Federal People's Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Strength on our own
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Hastic

Population3.179 billion

CapitalVolkendam
LeaderHenk van der Staaij

Currencymark
AnimalFalcon

The Federal People's Republic of Hastic is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Henk van der Staaij with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.179 billion Hastics are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Volkendam. The average income tax rate is 66.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hastic economy, worth 449 trillion marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 141,242 marks, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

The Forestry Department has decided you really can't fight fire with fire, it is illegal to comfort a crying baby between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast, and nine out of ten citizens of Hastic answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hastic's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Hastic is ranked 137,867th in the world and 389th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 15.98 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,260thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,790thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,457thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,850thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,233rdMost Influential: 6,485thMost Secular: 7,391stTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,990thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,167thLargest Black Market: 9,497thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,586thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,359thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,645thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,753rdMost Developed: 14,034thHighest Average Incomes: 14,259thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,425th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 29th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 54th in the regionMost Developed: 66th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hastic, nine out of ten citizens of Hastic answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation.
  • : Hastic voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Common Territories".
  • : Hastic voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prevention of Mutually assured destruction".
  • : Hastic endorsed The Empire of Comein.
  • : Hastic was endorsed by The Empire of Comein.
  • : Hastic voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Durkadurkiranistan II".
  • : Hastic voted against the World Assembly Resolution "World Assembly Justice Accord".
  • : Hastic endorsed The Empire of Great Morningstar.
  • : Hastic was endorsed by The Empire of Great Morningstar.
  • : Hastic was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.

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