by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 1,159th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,435th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,164th
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Father Knows Best State
A New Day
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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The Empire of Hileville is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Dennrick Ravenclaw with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.872 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 receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nanlandia. The average income tax rate is 58.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hilevillean economy, worth a remarkable 1,975 trillion Hiles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 153,450 Hiles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Children's toy tractors have been seized as state property, dining out often involves Lions on the plate no matter what you order, virtually all of the country's economic activity takes place in Nanlandia, and genocide is seen as a topic best avoided in history lessons. 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 20,230th in the world and 800th in Balder for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 96.87 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Largest Black Market: 1,159thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,435thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,164thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,139thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,999thHighest Economic Output: 4,481stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,731stTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,280thLargest Populations: 8,455thMost Devout: 8,989thHighest Average Incomes: 10,492ndLargest Retail Industry: 14,432ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,002nd
Largest Black Market: 37th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 56th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 139th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 160th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 214th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 241st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 297th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 311th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 368th in the regionMost Devout: 400th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 446th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hileville's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Hileville was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Hileville was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Hileville applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Hileville's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Hileville's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Hileville's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Hileville's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Hileville altered its national flag.
  • : Hileville altered its national flag.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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