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Largest Black Market: 365thMost Devout: 503rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,237th
The Columbian Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Semper Augustus
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Founder / Supreme Cartographer
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Economy
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Hippie Kiwis

Population15.706 billion

CapitalColumbia
LeaderEmperor Algernon III
FaithEvangelicalism

CurrencyDollar
AnimalBald Eagle

The Columbian Empire of Hippie Kiwis is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Algernon III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.706 billion Kiwis 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Columbia. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kiwisian economy, worth a remarkable 4,537 trillion Dollars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 amazing 288,887 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps, doctors fax when they need facts fast, and it's no longer mandatory for armless amputees to own ironic side-arms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hippie Kiwis's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Evangelicalism.

Hippie Kiwis is ranked 8,912th in the world and 4th in The White Stag Republic for Most Developed, scoring 90.96 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Black Market: 365thMost Devout: 503rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,237thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,327thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,529thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,721stHighest Average Incomes: 2,330thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,351stHighest Economic Output: 2,441stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,695thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,837thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,085thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,347thLargest Mining Sector: 4,717thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,882ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,034thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,732ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,041stLargest Governments: 6,436thMost Efficient Economies: 6,722ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,406thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,667thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,752ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,822ndMost Beautiful Environments: 7,992ndMost Cultured: 8,006thMost Developed: 8,912thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,038thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,644thMost Influential: 10,843rdTop
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Largest Populations: 15,106thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,793rdSmartest Citizens: 15,813thHealthiest Citizens: 16,756thMost Stationary: 17,107th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hippie Kiwis changed its national motto to "Semper Augustus".
  • : Hippie Kiwis changed its national capital to "Columbia".
  • : Hippie Kiwis changed its national nation type to "Columbian Empire".
  • : Hippie Kiwis voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in Hippie Kiwis, it's no longer mandatory for armless amputees to own ironic side-arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Hippie Kiwis, doctors fax when they need facts fast.
  • : Hippie Kiwis voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Hippie Kiwis voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Following new legislation in Hippie Kiwis, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps.
  • : Following new legislation in Hippie Kiwis, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.

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