by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,348th Most Influential: 3,785th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,480th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
This is my motto
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population544 million

CapitalHelben city

AnimalSea turtle

The Republic of Helben is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 544 million Helbenians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Helben city. The average income tax rate is 51.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Helbenian economy, worth 15.1 trillion Monies 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 a slick, highly efficient black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Soda Sales. 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 27,705 Monies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artists are pillars of society, some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them, workers for the environmental protection agency are patted down for tartar sauce every morning, and the nation sends criminals home to think about what they did. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Helben's national animal is the Sea turtle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Helben is ranked 114,475th in the world and 6,106th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 32.11 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,348thTop
Most Influential: 3,785thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,480thMost Income Equality: 13,006th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 512th in the regionMost Income Equality: 736th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 784th in the region

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