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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,161stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,180thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,543rd
The Intersteller Commune of
Father Knows Best State
We Stand United, Or We Fall Apart
Karl Vissarionovich Ulyanov
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Hummakula

Population6.976 billion

CapitalAlbernata
LeaderKarl Vissarionovich Ulyanov

CurrencyHumman Doller
AnimalIlyich Deer

The Intersteller Commune of Hummakula is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Karl Vissarionovich Ulyanov with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.976 billion Hummakans 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Albernata. The average income tax rate is 69.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hummakulan economy, worth a remarkable 2,075 trillion Humman Dollers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 297,491 Humman Dollers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, soldiers' positions are given away by the glint of their bayonets, and captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hummakula's national animal is the Ilyich Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Hummakula is ranked 99,668th in the world and 5th in Steam Islands for Most Pro-Market, scoring 48.22 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,161stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,180thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,543rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,549thLargest Black Market: 1,663rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,797thMost Armed: 1,990thHighest Average Incomes: 2,008thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,214thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,896thMost Efficient Economies: 3,630thLargest Retail Industry: 3,791stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,319thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,473rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,597thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,667thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,693rdNudest: 5,278thSmartest Citizens: 5,473rdMost Developed: 5,481stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,683rdRudest Citizens: 5,901stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,164thLargest Governments: 6,468thHighest Economic Output: 7,006thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,335thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,413thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,525thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,087thLowest Crime Rates: 9,278thTop
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Most Secular: 10,865thMost Avoided: 11,205thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,034thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,792ndLargest Mining Sector: 14,051stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,676thMost Cultured: 14,931stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,096thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,392ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,136th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hummakula, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Following new legislation in Hummakula, soldiers' positions are given away by the glint of their bayonets.
  • : Following new legislation in Hummakula, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
  • : Following new legislation in Hummakula, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place.
  • : Hummakula's influence in Steam Islands rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Following new legislation in Hummakula, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Hummakula, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet.
  • : Following new legislation in Hummakula, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Hummakula, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Albernata's water use.
  • : Following new legislation in Hummakula, photographers have to apply for a license to photograph Karl Vissarionovich Ulyanov.

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