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Nudest: 2,698thMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,998thMost Primitive: 16,506th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Commander, just having me is enough.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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HK416

Population727 million

CapitalTask Force 404

Currencynuke
AnimalUMP45

The Holy Empire of HK416 is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service, ban on automobiles, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 727 million Tactical Dolls are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Task Force 404. The average income tax rate is 50.0%.

The Tactical Dollike economy, worth 39.5 trillion nukes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 54,397 nukes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol, the government is a law unto itself, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk, and the newest East Lebatuckese coins have "long live East Lebatuck" on heads and "death to HK416" on tails. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HK416's national animal is the UMP45, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

HK416 is ranked 198,949th in the world and 171st in New Western Empire for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -5.48 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Nudest: 2,698thTop
10%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 14,998thMost Primitive: 16,506thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,648thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,240thMost Authoritarian: 20,587thMost Influential: 22,610th
Top
5%
Most Primitive: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionTop
10%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 14th in the regionMost Conservative: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in HK416, the newest East Lebatuckese coins have "long live East Lebatuck" on heads and "death to HK416" on tails.
  • : Following new legislation in HK416, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.
  • : Following new legislation in HK416, the government is a law unto itself.
  • : Following new legislation in HK416, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Following new legislation in HK416, the nation is wading into dangerous waters.
  • : HK416 resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : HK416 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : HK416 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in HK416, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Following new legislation in HK416, residents of ageing concrete tower blocks have vital renovation work stopped by Brutalism enthusiasts.

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