by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 1,084th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,383rd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,059th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
A New Day
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Empire of Hileville is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Dennrick Ravenclaw with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, rampant corporate plagiarism, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.253 billion Hilevilleans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Education and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nanlandia. The average income tax rate is 58.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Hilevillean economy, worth a remarkable 1,875 trillion Hiles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 153,048 Hiles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, citizens have never heard foreign radio, and children's toy tractors have been seized as state property. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Hileville's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Cult of the Lions.

Hileville is ranked 46,395th in the world and 1,240th in Balder for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,549.43 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Black Market: 1,084thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,383rdTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,059thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,861stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,814thHighest Economic Output: 4,492ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,981stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,603rdTop
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Largest Populations: 8,989thMost Devout: 9,576thHighest Average Incomes: 10,248thLargest Retail Industry: 15,738th
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Largest Black Market: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 67th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 98th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 120th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 175th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 175th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 258th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 266th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 278th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 325th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 369th in the regionMost Devout: 400th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hileville's influence in Balder rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Hileville was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Hileville was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Hileville, children's toy tractors have been seized as state property.
  • : Following new legislation in Hileville, citizens have never heard foreign radio.
  • : Following new legislation in Hileville, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Hileville, marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home.
  • : Following new legislation in Hileville, unemployed taxi drivers ironically use self-driving cabs to reach employment offices.
  • : Hileville was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Hileville altered its national flag.

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