by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,605thMost Influential: 20,384thMost Devout: 26,615th
The Principality of
Right-wing Utopia
Luctor et Emergo
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population271 million


The Principality of Helisweerde is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 271 million Helisweerders are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The relatively small, pro-business government prioritizes Spirituality, although Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.9%.

The very strong Helisweerder economy, worth 17.9 trillion Euros a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 65,929 Euros, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 205,912 per year while the poor average 16,203, a ratio of 12.7 to 1.

Doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, explosive diarrhoea is not just a colorful phrase, and the nation's once beautiful countryside has turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Helisweerde's national animal is the Seagull, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Helisweerde is ranked 219,980th in the world and 1,019th in Europe for Most Cultured, scoring 64 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,605thTop
Most Influential: 20,384thMost Devout: 26,615thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 29,995th
Most Pro-Market: 77th in the regionFattest Citizens: 116th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 123rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 125th in the region

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