by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Most Corrupt Governments: 8thMost Devout: 12thLargest Mining Sector: 20th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
For the blessed nation!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Haedlia

Population19.444 billion

Currencynewcoin
Animalyellow jacket

The Holy Empire of Haedlia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its deadly medical pandemics, enslaved workforce, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.444 billion Haedlians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Haedlian economy, worth a remarkable 9,839 trillion newcoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is a breathtaking 506,042 newcoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,846,594 per year while the poor average 98,467, a ratio of 18.8 to 1.

Ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp, education for the poor is learning to ask "do you want fries with that?", and clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Haedlia's national animal is the yellow jacket, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Haedlia is ranked 32,319th in the world and 748th in the West Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero valid endorsements.

Top
1%
Most Corrupt Governments: 8thMost Devout: 12thLargest Mining Sector: 20thMost Ignorant Citizens: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 35thMost Avoided: 44thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 73rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 75thMost Primitive: 77thLargest Insurance Industry: 86thLargest Agricultural Sector: 97thHighest Disposable Incomes: 138thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 191stFattest Citizens: 207thLowest Crime Rates: 311thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 327thHighest Average Incomes: 368thMost Patriotic: 441stRudest Citizens: 489thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 529thHighest Economic Output: 632ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 649thLargest Governments: 1,357thMost Efficient Economies: 1,362ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,567thLargest Black Market: 2,243rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,587thTop
5%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,805thMost Stationary: 2,842ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,097thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,353rdMost Conservative: 5,908thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,449thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,985thLargest Populations: 11,440thMost Influential: 12,950thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,973rdTop
10%
Largest Retail Industry: 17,811thMost Authoritarian: 20,987th
Top
1%
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Patriotic: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionMost Stationary: 23rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Black Market: 33rd in the regionTop
5%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 58th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 61st in the regionLargest Populations: 69th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 72nd in the regionMost Conservative: 101st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 124th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Poor Incomes: 229th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 270th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 330th in the regionMost Influential: 358th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, education for the poor is learning to ask "do you want fries with that?".
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, women who can do math in their head are burned for witchcraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, nocturnal light pollution is mostly blue.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, no animal is considered endangered if there's another that looks kind of like it.
  • : Following new legislation in Haedlia, many believe that the only good yellow jacket is a dead yellow jacket.

More...

Report