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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 237thLargest Black Market: 386thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 611th
The United Republic of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Ego? Ego sum monumentum omnibus peccatis vestris.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population13.391 billion

LeaderJohn Adama


The United Republic of Heisenbee is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by John Adama with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, avant-garde cinema, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 13.391 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, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caldera. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Heisean economy, worth a remarkable 4,923 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 367,694 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,194,113 per year while the poor average 85,368, a ratio of 14.0 to 1.

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 10,390th in the world and 48th in New Western Empire for Most Developed, scoring 89.52 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 237thLargest Black Market: 386thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 611thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 674thLargest Mining Sector: 966thHighest Average Incomes: 1,009thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,040thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,330thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,659thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,686thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,746thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,822ndHighest Economic Output: 1,830thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,972ndMost Avoided: 2,029thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,115thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,256thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,308thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,784thFattest Citizens: 2,874thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,802ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,899thLowest Crime Rates: 5,198thMost Secular: 5,719thLargest Governments: 5,777thLargest Retail Industry: 5,859thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,164thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,427thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,636thMost Influential: 7,754thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,954thTop
Most Developed: 10,390thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,694thSmartest Citizens: 10,844thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,482ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,333rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,385thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,572ndLargest Populations: 16,877thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,523rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23rd in the region

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