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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 259th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 451st Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 709th
The Hazukite of
Iron Fist Consumerists
HAIL CATAPONG HAZUKEN! LONG MAY HE LIVE!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Hazukenia

Population4.36 billion

CapitalHazukenopolis
LeaderPawal Ergilles
FaithHazukenism

CurrencyFunt
AnimalGreen Speckled Otter

The Hazukite of Hazukenia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Pawal Ergilles with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, infamous sell-swords, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.36 billion Hakuzens 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hazukenopolis. The average income tax rate is 85.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Hazukenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,059 trillion Funts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 243,035 Funts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Rag-wearing teachers are often mistaken for homeless people, the space program has been reduced to Pawal Ergilles's nephew playing with a cardboard space shuttle, mandatory patriotic themes make even the newest movies feel like remakes, and the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hazukenia's national animal is the Green Speckled Otter, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Hazukenism.

Hazukenia is ranked 928th in the world and 14th in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Black Market, with 1,363 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 259thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 451stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 709thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 832ndMost Corrupt Governments: 881stLargest Black Market: 928thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,024thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,036thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,621stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,835thHighest Average Incomes: 3,102ndMost Devout: 3,348thLowest Crime Rates: 3,426thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,318thLargest Mining Sector: 5,315thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,374thHealthiest Citizens: 6,270thLargest Governments: 7,391stTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,401stMost Avoided: 8,574thMost Authoritarian: 9,058thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,264thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,787thMost Conservative: 11,301stHighest Economic Output: 13,083rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,163rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,694th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hazukenia, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazukenia, mandatory patriotic themes make even the newest movies feel like remakes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazukenia, the space program has been reduced to Pawal Ergilles's nephew playing with a cardboard space shuttle.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazukenia, rag-wearing teachers are often mistaken for homeless people.
  • : Hazukenia was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Hazukenia, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
  • : Hazukenia's influence in The Alliance of Dictators rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Hazukenia, Pawal Ergilles is said to pay a tithe to a violent sect.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazukenia, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Hazukenia, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal.

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