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Largest Retail Industry: 2,023rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,725thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,813th
The Principality of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
What Needs to be done, Has to be Done.
Hitler
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Higara

Population2.317 billion

CapitalNew Higara
LeaderHitler
FaithPoggismo

CurrencyImperial Mark
Animaleagle

The Principality of Higara is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Hitler with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, pith helmet sales, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed population of 2.317 billion Higarans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Higara. The average income tax rate is 51.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Higaran economy, worth 411 trillion Imperial Marks 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. 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 an impressive 177,629 Imperial Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, there's sophisticated talk of revolution within the ever-expanding mining colonies, each infantry rifle comes pre-loaded with a single white carnation in the barrel, and wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Higara's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Poggismo.

Higara is ranked 13,097th in the world and 1st in Earth One for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,553.25 Tourists Per Hour.

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Largest Retail Industry: 2,023rdTop
5%
Largest Publishing Industry: 4,725thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,813thMost Efficient Economies: 4,818thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,134thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,981stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,549thMost Cultured: 7,792ndMost Developed: 7,870thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,417thHealthiest Citizens: 8,420thHighest Average Incomes: 8,719thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,816thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,172ndSmartest Citizens: 9,233rdTop
10%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,114thLargest Black Market: 11,265thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,097thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,437thLowest Crime Rates: 13,845thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,450thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,978thLargest Governments: 15,991stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,164thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,391stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,874thMost Secular: 18,494thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,766thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,921st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Higara published "Project Arcadian Oasis" (Account: Science).
  • : Higara published "Reconquest of the Core Territory" (Account: Military).
  • : Higara was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Higara, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles.
  • : Following new legislation in Higara, each infantry rifle comes pre-loaded with a single white carnation in the barrel.
  • : Following new legislation in Higara, there's sophisticated talk of revolution within the ever-expanding mining colonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Higara, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Higara, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
  • : Higara published "Kaliningrad's Purchase & Expantion in Bielorussia" (Account: Diplomacy).
  • : Following new legislation in Higara, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.

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