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Most Secular: 2,425thMost Income Equality: 3,248thMost Pacifist: 4,192nd
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Haukea

Population269 million

CapitalRifugejo

Currencycubit
Animalheron

The Commonwealth of Haukea is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, ban on automobiles, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical population of 269 million Haukeans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rifugejo. The average income tax rate is 85.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Haukean economy, worth 13.0 trillion cubits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is 48,357 cubits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy', funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, funny-looking kids are stood at the front of the classroom for everybody to point and laugh at, and cars have been banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haukea's national animal is the heron, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Haukea is ranked 74,785th in the world and 859th in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,679.06 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 2,425thMost Income Equality: 3,248thMost Pacifist: 4,192ndSafest: 7,041stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,228thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,864thBest Weather: 10,088thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,119thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,487thNicest Citizens: 11,058thMost Authoritarian: 12,611thLowest Crime Rates: 12,617thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,462ndMost Beautiful Environments: 13,659thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,676thHealthiest Citizens: 16,120thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,703rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,073rdLongest Average Lifespans: 19,298th
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Most Income Equality: 32nd in the regionMost Secular: 48th in the regionMost Pacifist: 83rd in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 106th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 118th in the regionSafest: 128th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 144th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 175th in the regionBest Weather: 197th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 206th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Haukea, cars have been banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Haukea, funny-looking kids are stood at the front of the classroom for everybody to point and laugh at.
  • : Following new legislation in Haukea, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Haukea was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Haukea, East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'.
  • : Following new legislation in Haukea, tuba players are paid to quietly whisper into their instruments.
  • : Following new legislation in Haukea, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Following new legislation in Haukea, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.
  • : Haukea was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Haukea, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.

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