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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,202ndMost Secular: 9,155thMost Authoritarian: 11,343rd
The Incorporated Superstates of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The watchword is one and only one:
Ardeth Lock'n
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Hezen-Suriya

Population920 million

CapitalStratus City
LeaderArdeth Lock'n

Currency௹ 
AnimalBlack Pigeon

The Incorporated Superstates of Hezen-Suriya is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Ardeth Lock'n with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 920 million Hzn-Sriyans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stratus City. The average income tax rate is 77.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Hzn-Sriyan economy, worth 53.8 trillion ௹ s a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 58,528 ௹ s, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Hanging Gardens account for half of Stratus City's water use, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Hzn-Sriyan satellites can detect it, and power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hezen-Suriya's national animal is the Black Pigeon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Hezen-Suriya is ranked 287,229th in the world and 1st in Hezen Suriya for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -8.83 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,202ndMost Secular: 9,155thMost Authoritarian: 11,343rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,684thTop
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Most Patriotic: 17,196thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,882ndLowest Crime Rates: 19,973rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,632ndMost Corrupt Governments: 21,883rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 29,126thLargest Governments: 29,927thMost Valuable International Artwork: 31,190th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hezen-Suriya changed its national leader to "Ardeth Lock'n".
  • : Following new legislation in Hezen-Suriya, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky.
  • : Following new legislation in Hezen-Suriya, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Hzn-Sriyan satellites can detect it.
  • : Following new legislation in Hezen-Suriya, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements.
  • : Following new legislation in Hezen-Suriya, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Stratus City's water use.
  • : Following new legislation in Hezen-Suriya, recent events in Dàguó have been classified 'for Ardeth Lock'n's eyes only'.
  • : Following new legislation in Hezen-Suriya, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Following new legislation in Hezen-Suriya, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Hezen-Suriya, the Hzn-Sriyan delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...".
  • : Following new legislation in Hezen-Suriya, the nation threatens sanctions on islands only visible at low tide.

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