by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Ad From Max

Providence: The new novel by Max Barry, creator of NationStates

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,151stMost Influential: 6,707thSafest: 8,742nd
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Smo Nav‚sh
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population762 million

AnimalRed Deer

The Republic of Hathniland is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 762 million Navacians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Hathnilandian economy, worth 33.4 trillion Guilders 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Pizza Delivery, and Trout Farming. Average income is 43,888 Guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, sleeping on the job is recommended, mandatory neutering has made purebred dogs a thing of the past, and the government is financing an extremely costly war against malaria. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hathniland's national animal is the Red Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hathniland is ranked 15,409th in the world and 60th in Refugia for Most Income Equality, scoring 84.37 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,151stMost Influential: 6,707thSafest: 8,742ndMost Pacifist: 9,606thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,739thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,076thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 14,574thMost Income Equality: 15,409thNicest Citizens: 15,519thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,773rdMost Inclusive: 21,760thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,038thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,588thHighest Average Tax Rates: 25,010thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,030th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: