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Largest Welfare Programs: 9,479thLargest Retail Industry: 16,214thMost Influential: 19,894th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Novus ordo seclorum
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Heyra

Population12.573 billion

LeaderChairman

CurrencyCredit
AnimalAnt

The Republic of Heyra is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chairman with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, otherworldly petting zoo, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 12.573 billion Heyrans 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 48.2%.

The very strong Heyran economy, worth 920 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is 73,199 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 207,796 per year while the poor average 20,596, a ratio of 10.1 to 1.

It's best to decline if Chairman offers to buy a round of drinks, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs, the entire entry for Heyra in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', and 4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Heyra's national animal is the Ant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Heyra is ranked 218,827th in the world and 48th in Independent Order for Most Income Equality, scoring 9.91 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Top
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Largest Welfare Programs: 9,479thTop
10%
Largest Retail Industry: 16,214thMost Influential: 19,894thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,157thMost Secular: 21,946thHighest Economic Output: 23,453rdLargest Populations: 25,150th
Top
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Largest Retail Industry: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Heyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Heyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Heyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Heyra lodged a message on the Independent Order Regional Message Board.
  • : Heyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Heyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dead.
  • : Heyra lodged a message on the Independent Order Regional Message Board.
  • : Heyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Heyra lodged a message on the Independent Order Regional Message Board.
  • : Heyra's influence in Independent Order rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".

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