by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,163rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,854thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,334th
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Libertas - Unitas - Faustitas
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population21.916 billion

LeaderKing William I De Gallaecus-Echamon


The Kingdom of Herconia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by King William I De Gallaecus-Echamon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 21.916 billion Herconians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xenopolis. The average income tax rate is 89.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Herconian economy, worth a remarkable 1,436 trillion Sovereigns a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 65,542 Sovereigns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has declared its commitment to multilateralism, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all, and planes can be grounded for months simply because an inspector "didn't like the color". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Herconia's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Herconia is ranked 250,807th in the world and 10th in The Heartland for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -9.94 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 2,163rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,854thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,334thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,163rdBest Weather: 5,539thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,559thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,981stLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,264thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,672ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,628thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,089thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,736thLargest Populations: 13,781stTop
Safest: 14,936thMost Cultured: 15,968thSmartest Citizens: 18,644thHighest Food Quality: 19,236thHighest Economic Output: 19,421stMost Income Equality: 21,271stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,281stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,707thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,985th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Herconia was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Herconia's influence in The Heartland rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Herconia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Work Visas Act".
  • : Herconia's influence in The Heartland fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Herconia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork, the Top 5% for Most World Assembly Endorsements, Most Beautiful Environments, and Most Advanced Public Education, and the Top 10% for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Herconia's influence in The Heartland rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Herconia lodged a message on the The Heartland Regional Message Board.
  • : Herconia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Police Accountability Act".
  • : Herconia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Herconia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Statistical Data Practice".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 1 » East Klent.