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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,780thMost Patriotic: 11,882ndMost Devout: 12,421st
The Grey Navy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The risk I took was calculated but man am I bad at math
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Hetic South

Population1.108 billion

CapitalTartopia
LeaderCharlie Barret

CurrencyBell
AnimalDolphin

The Grey Navy of Hetic South is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Charlie Barret with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.108 billion Hetics 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tartopia. The average income tax rate is 54.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Southern Hetic economy, worth 121 trillion Bells a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 109,628 Bells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Former state leaders include a TV comic and a cowboy actor, the only crimes that get investigated are doughnut heists, brain injury is seen as a desirable outcome rather than a side effect of contact sports, and chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in Tartopia's playgrounds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hetic South's national animal is the Dolphin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Hetic South is ranked 51,483rd in the world and 31st in The Brotherhood of Malice for Smartest Citizens, with 39.56 quips per hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,780thMost Patriotic: 11,882ndMost Devout: 12,421stTop
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Most Cultured: 17,826thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,278thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,791stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,796thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,610thLargest Retail Industry: 22,635thMost Developed: 22,774thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,085thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,162nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionMost Patriotic: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hetic South was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Hetic South was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Hetic South's influence in The Brotherhood of Malice rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Hetic South's influence in The Brotherhood of Malice fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : Hetic South's influence in The Brotherhood of Malice rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Hetic South was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Hetic South, chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in Tartopia's playgrounds.
  • : Following new legislation in Hetic South, brain injury is seen as a desirable outcome rather than a side effect of contact sports.
  • : Following new legislation in Hetic South, the only crimes that get investigated are doughnut heists.
  • : Following new legislation in Hetic South, former state leaders include a TV comic and a cowboy actor.

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