|Leader||CEO Matthias Müller|
The Nomadic Volkswagen Beetles of Herby is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by CEO Matthias Müller with an even hand, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 12.523 billion Herbys have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Industry, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Autobahn. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.6%.
The frighteningly efficient Herbyian economy, worth a remarkable 1,528 trillion gas pedals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 122,033 gas pedals, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 377,382 per year while the poor average 30,424, a ratio of 12.4 to 1.
Census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Herby after the ban on emigration was lifted, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, and everyone hates people who encourage hate. Crime is well under control. Herby's national animal is the flat tire, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Herby lodged a message on the Coalition of Sovereign Nations Regional Message Board.
- : Herby relocated from Conch Kingdom to Coalition of Sovereign Nations.
- : Herby's influence in Conch Kingdom rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Herby lodged a message on the Conch Kingdom Regional Message Board.
- : Herby relocated from Confederation of World Monarchys to Conch Kingdom.
- : Herby's influence in Confederation of World Monarchys rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
- : Herby was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
- : Herby's influence in Confederation of World Monarchys rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : Herby's influence in Confederation of World Monarchys rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Herby's influence in Confederation of World Monarchys rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".