The Armed Republic of HC Metalurg is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Gladio with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.286 billion soldiers 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Samsonenko. The average income tax rate is 37.9%.
The soldierly economy, worth 216 trillion endorsements a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 50,446 endorsements, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.
HC Metalurg has designated Samsonenko as its capital city, Gladio has just been declared ruler of HC Metalurg in an international press conference, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HC Metalurg's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Raiding.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : HC Metalurg rejected a request from Federation of United States for an embassy with Birb.
- : HC Metalurg agreed to construct embassies between Birb and Dinoiumian Puppet Storage.
- : HC Metalurg agreed to construct embassies between Birb and Floof.
- : HC Metalurg rejected a request from Airport for an embassy with Birb.
- : HC Metalurg proposed constructing embassies between Birb and Malphe.
- : HC Metalurg proposed constructing embassies between Birb and Zazumo.
- : HC Metalurg agreed to construct embassies between Birb and Bobberino.
- : HC Metalurg rejected a request from Merchandise of Alself for an embassy with Birb.
- : HC Metalurg rejected a request from Gypsy Lands for an embassy with Birb.
- : HC Metalurg's influence in Birb fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".