The United Republic of Havenburghe is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.745 billion Havenese 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greenwhich. The average income tax rate is 58.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Havenese economy, worth 609 trillion Sterlings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 106,096 Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
H-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age, exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, and the Havenese delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Havenburghe's national animal is the Barn Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Havenburghe's influence in The Puppeteers Closet rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
- : Havenburghe lodged a message on the The Puppeteers Closet Regional Message Board.
- : Havenburghe altered the regional flag of The Puppeteers Closet.
- : Havenburghe set the regional banner of The Puppeteers Closet.
- : Havenburghe created a new poll in The Puppeteers Closet: "Was Haven ever really good?".
- : Havenburghe altered its national flag.
- : Havenburghe changed its national capital to "Greenwhich", its demonym to "Havenese", its demonym adjective to "Havenese", its demonym plural to "Havenese", and its nation type to "United Republic".
- : Havenburghe relocated from Cape Verde to The Puppeteers Closet.
- : Havenburghe founded the region The Puppeteers Closet.
- : Havenburghe was banned from The Vincence Empire by The Enlightened Peace of Haruhi Japan.