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Largest Publishing Industry: 15,723rd
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Enlightenment is the key to everything.
Influence
Enforcer
Yellow Submariner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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Hessarian Imperium

Population3.149 billion

CurrencyHessarian Platinum Guilders
AnimalRed Kangaroo

The Empire of Hessarian Imperium is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its frequent executions, enslaved workforce, and suspicion of poets. The hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.149 billion Hessarians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The tiny, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The strong Hessarian economy, worth 171 trillion Hessarian Platinum Guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 54,419 Hessarian Platinum Guilders, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 213,372 per year while the poor average 9,442, a ratio of 22.6 to 1.

Couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material', the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate, and populations of two-headed Red Kangaroos have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Hessarian Imperium's national animal is the Red Kangaroo, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Hessarian Imperium is ranked 49,823rd in the world and 2nd in Catherby for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 2,645.53 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 15,723rd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hessarian Imperium's influence in Catherby rose from "Ambassador" to "Enforcer".
  • : The Small Kandarin Fishing Town of Catherby appointed Hessarian Imperium as Yellow Submariner with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Catherby.
  • : Hessarian Imperium's influence in Catherby rose from "Envoy" to "Ambassador".
  • : Following new legislation in Hessarian Imperium, populations of two-headed Red Kangaroos have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Hessarian Imperium, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate.
  • : Following new legislation in Hessarian Imperium, the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars.
  • : Following new legislation in Hessarian Imperium, couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material'.
  • : Following new legislation in Hessarian Imperium, prison overcrowding is being addressed with a series of short sharp shocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Hessarian Imperium, sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery.
  • : Following new legislation in Hessarian Imperium, the nation's drinking water tends to glow green at night.

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