by Max Barry

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Largest Gambling Industry: 7,459th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,637th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 14,488th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Compulsory Consumerist State
God, Homeland, Liberty
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Helotous

Population232 million

Currencyguilder
Animalbeaver

The Oppressed Peoples of Helotous is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its infamous sell-swords, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 232 million Helotousians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.9%.

The very strong Helotousian economy, worth 14.9 trillion guilders a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 64,073 guilders, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 219,820 per year while the poor average 13,707, a ratio of 16.0 to 1.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to, churches across the land are hurriedly installing auto-tune for their choirs, and looting and pillaging are now considered vital intelligence-gathering activities. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Helotous's national animal is the beaver.

Helotous is ranked 34,128th in the world and 18th in Greater Dienstad for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 51.96 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 7,459thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,637thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14,488thMost Pro-Market: 14,793rd
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Most Pro-Market: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Helotous, looting and pillaging are now considered vital intelligence-gathering activities.
  • : Following new legislation in Helotous, churches across the land are hurriedly installing auto-tune for their choirs.
  • : Helotous's influence in Greater Dienstad rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Helotous, the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to.
  • : Following new legislation in Helotous, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Helotous changed its national nation type to "Oppressed Peoples".
  • : Helotous's influence in Greater Dienstad rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Helotous, divorce is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Helotous, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority.
  • : Following new legislation in Helotous, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch.

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