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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Helben endorsed The Holy Inseparable Regalia of Castle Federation.
- : Following new legislation in Helben, the nation sends criminals home to think about what they did.
- : Following new legislation in Helben, workers for the environmental protection agency are patted down for tartar sauce every morning.
- : Following new legislation in Helben, some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them.
- : Following new legislation in Helben, artists are pillars of society.
- : Following new legislation in Helben, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed.
- : Helben was endorsed by The Republic of Elder Realms.
- : Helben was endorsed by The You're Adopted of Loli County.
- : Helben was endorsed by The Sawtooth Badlands of The Black Cathedral.
- : Helben was endorsed by The Empire of Hileville.
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