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Most Influential: 4,759thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,473rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,579th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Habsburg-Lorriane

Population1.51 billion

CapitalSaint Petersburg
LeaderLex Luthor

CurrencyPound Sterling
AnimalEagle

The Empire of Habsburg-Lorriane is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lex Luthor with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, feral children, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.51 billion Habsburg-Lorrianeans 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Petersburg. The average income tax rate is 71.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Habsburg-Lorrianean economy, worth 172 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 114,351 Pound Sterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The elderly are killed softly with a song, pro-democracy regime change has been avoided, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains, and street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Habsburg-Lorriane's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Habsburg-Lorriane is ranked 64,449th in the world and 2,682nd in Balder for Most Secular, with 19.12 Atheism Rate.

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Most Influential: 4,759thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 11,473rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,579thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,900thMost Cultured: 13,199thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,175thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,790thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,830thMost Efficient Economies: 18,943rdHealthiest Citizens: 19,945thSmartest Citizens: 20,801stMost Subsidized Industry: 20,917thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,056thLargest Governments: 21,072ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,384thHighest Drug Use: 21,802ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,881st
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Most Influential: 24th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 356th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 587th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 591st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 691st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 713th in the regionMost Cultured: 719th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Habsburg-Lorriane's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Habsburg-Lorriane's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Habsburg-Lorriane was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments, Largest Manufacturing Sector, Most Cheerful Citizens, and Smartest Citizens.
  • : Habsburg-Lorriane's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Habsburg-Lorriane, street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by.
  • : Following new legislation in Habsburg-Lorriane, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains.
  • : Following new legislation in Habsburg-Lorriane, pro-democracy regime change has been avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Habsburg-Lorriane, the elderly are killed softly with a song.
  • : Following new legislation in Habsburg-Lorriane, nations across the world are quick to praise Lex Luthor's good looks and intellectual prowess.
  • : Habsburg-Lorriane was refounded in Balder.

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