The Republic of Haulbowline is a massive, genial nation, ruled by bup with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.371 billion Haulbowliners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the funny. The average income tax rate is 65.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Haulbowlinean economy, worth 265 trillion gold coins a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 111,833 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.
Foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, and the newest shade developed by Haulbowline's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Haulbowline's national animal is the northern lapwing, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Haulbowline's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Haulbowline's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Haulbowline changed its national capital to "the funny" and its leader to "bup".
- : Haulbowline was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Haulbowline ceased to exist in St Abbaddon.
- : Haulbowline was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use and Most Inclusive.
- : Haulbowline was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
- : Haulbowline's influence in St Abbaddon fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
- : Haulbowline was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
- : Haulbowline voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Limitation of Inhumane Weaponry".