The Free Land of Heemstra is a huge, safe nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion and hatred of cheese. The quiet, industrious population of 457 million Heemstraners enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 38.8%.
The sizeable but inefficient Heemstran economy, worth 12.6 trillion Florins a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 27,638 Florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.
The nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters, legislators toe the party line lest the Sergeant-at-Arms decide to conduct "truncheon practice" on the backbench, and the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters. Crime is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Heemstra's national animal is the Lion.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Heemstra's influence in Imperan League rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Heemstra altered its national flag.
- : Heemstra's influence in Imperan League rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Heemstra relocated from Osiris to Imperan League.
- : Heemstra was refounded in Osiris.
- : Heemstra ceased to exist in Balder.
- : Heemstra's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Heemstra's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Heemstra's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Heemstra was refounded in Balder.