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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 245thLargest Black Market: 404thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 666th
The United Republic of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Ego? Ego sum monumentum omnibus peccatis vestris.
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Civil Rights
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Heisenbee

Population13.854 billion

CapitalCaldera
LeaderJohn Adama
FaithAtheism

CurrencyCredit
AnimalHobbie

The United Republic of Heisenbee is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by John Adama with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, vat-grown people, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 13.854 billion Heiseans 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caldera. The average income tax rate is 71.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Heisean economy, worth a remarkable 5,051 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 364,614 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

The "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, politicians look weirdly alike, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, and the Heisean delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Heisenbee's national animal is the Hobbie, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.

Heisenbee is ranked 21,596th in the world and 38th in New Western Empire for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 1,114.79 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 245thLargest Black Market: 404thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 666thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 727thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,029thLargest Mining Sector: 1,048thHighest Average Incomes: 1,068thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,362ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,683rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,825thHighest Economic Output: 1,830thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,079thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,097thMost Efficient Economies: 2,151stMost Avoided: 2,252ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,310thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,439thFattest Citizens: 3,036thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,041stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,516thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,568thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,113thLowest Crime Rates: 4,974thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,721stMost Secular: 5,738thLargest Governments: 5,830thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,896thMost Influential: 6,210thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,575thLargest Retail Industry: 6,744thMost Developed: 9,783rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,866thSmartest Citizens: 10,646thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,771stTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,125thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,815thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,456thLargest Populations: 16,647thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,531stMost Advanced Public Education: 19,718thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,129thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,596th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20th in the region

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