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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,181stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,494thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,689th
The Socialist Autocratic Reich of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Those rebels will pay.
Lord Chaburteen XIV
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Heldervin

Population1.439 billion

CapitalVrebsicourg
LeaderLord Chaburteen XIV
FaithKatherinicanism

CurrencyHeld
Animalhelderbu

The Socialist Autocratic Reich of Heldervin is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lord Chaburteen XIV with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The cynical, devout population of 1.439 billion Heldervinians 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 enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vrebsicourg. The average income tax rate is 90.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Heldervinian economy, worth 164 trillion Helds a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 114,046 Helds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

"Lord Chaburteen XIV got your tongue?" has become a popular idiom, actively encouraging climate change is helping reduce winter fuel costs, Heldervin isn't what it used to be, and the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Heldervin's national animal is the helderbu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Katherinicanism.

Heldervin is ranked 111,614th in the world and 110th in Wintreath for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 8,801.72 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,181stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,494thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,689thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,684thMost Developed: 11,740thLowest Crime Rates: 12,174thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,384thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,429thMost Cultured: 12,920thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,351stTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 14,815thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,330thLargest Governments: 15,891stMost Corrupt Governments: 15,979thMost Devout: 16,194thHighest Food Quality: 16,336thMost Patriotic: 17,074thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,226thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,822ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,024thSmartest Citizens: 19,222ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,228thMost Inclusive: 20,721stMost Subsidized Industry: 23,610thHealthiest Citizens: 23,947thHighest Poor Incomes: 24,047th
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Most Devout: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionMost Patriotic: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, Heldervin isn't what it used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, actively encouraging climate change is helping reduce winter fuel costs.
  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, "Lord Chaburteen XIV got your tongue?" has become a popular idiom.
  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of historical leaders at Mount Rushless.
  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, military spending is on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, reflection is vital for badly behaved politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield.
  • : Following new legislation in Heldervin, many are questioning Lord Chaburteen XIV wearing an Eckie-Ecola baseball cap during a keynote speech.

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