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Most Pacifist: 4,646thMost Secular: 4,775thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,315th
The Wave Surfing Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Let's go and surf the waves!
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Helben

Population3.008 billion

CapitalHigh View
LeaderPeanuts
FaithViŽlism

CurrencyhWave
AnimalDolphin

The Wave Surfing Republic of Helben is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Peanuts with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory vegetarianism, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.008 billion Helbenians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of High View. The average income tax rate is 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Helbenian economy, worth 288 trillion hWaves 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 95,909 hWaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, proletariat workers identify less with the hammer and sickle and more with the touchscreen and phone charger, students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework, and passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Helben's national animal is the Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is ViŽlism.

Helben is ranked 22,165th in the world and 12th in Alnobia for Most Developed, scoring 79.81 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Pacifist: 4,646thMost Secular: 4,775thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,315thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,822ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,869thNicest Citizens: 6,013thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,976thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,134thSafest: 7,609thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,798thMost Inclusive: 8,496thBest Weather: 9,965thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,066thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,245thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 11,038thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,818thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,128thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,984thMost Income Equality: 13,932ndLongest Average Lifespans: 14,142ndHealthiest Citizens: 14,380thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,214thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,255thSmartest Citizens: 16,198thMost Politically Free: 17,695thMost Cultured: 19,251stMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,218thLargest Governments: 20,487th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Helben was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Helben, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Helben, students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Helben, proletariat workers identify less with the hammer and sickle and more with the touchscreen and phone charger.
  • : Following new legislation in Helben, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in Helben, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Helben, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law.
  • : Helben was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Helben, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Helben, annulments are on the rise as couples discover their ancestors were born in the same hospitals.

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