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Most Conservative: 2,387thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,406thMost Extreme: 24,748th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
We Will Endure
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Hubertio

Population16 million

CurrencyDollar
AnimalAnglerfish

The Empire of Hubertio is a tiny, efficient nation, notable for its enslaved workforce, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 16 million Hubertians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.5%.

The thriving Hubertian economy, worth 984 billion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Gambling. Average income is 61,506 Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 275,894 per year while the poor average 8,480, a ratio of 32.5 to 1.

The nation's secret service is so secret that nobody knows if it has one, getting an autograph has become harder than ever, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy, and extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Hubertio's national animal is the Anglerfish.

Hubertio is ranked 142,593rd in the world and 298th in Lone Wolves United for Safest, scoring 60.62 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Top
1%
Most Conservative: 2,387thTop
5%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 4,406thTop
10%
Most Extreme: 24,748thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,831st
Top
5%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21st in the regionMost Extreme: 23rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hubertio was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Hubertio, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary.
  • : Following new legislation in Hubertio, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Hubertio, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
  • : Following new legislation in Hubertio, the nation's secret service is so secret that nobody knows if it has one.
  • : Following new legislation in Hubertio, lending money has become a major liability.
  • : Hubertio's influence in Lone Wolves United rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Hubertio was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative, the Top 5% for Most Ignorant Citizens, and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Hubertio, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Following new legislation in Hubertio, large areas of Hubertio are not accessible by the public.

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