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Helley

Population4.565 billion

CapitalCapitasma
LeaderXenau
FaithXenacism

CurrencyGrain
AnimalPeasant

The Dictatorship of Helley is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Xenau with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, prohibition of alcohol, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.565 billion Helleyians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capitasma. The average income tax rate is 72.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Helleyian economy, worth 58.4 trillion Grains a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Cheese Exports, Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 12,790 Grains, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government statistics suggest 115% of the population love Xenau, unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Capitasma make great practice for foreign snipers, hospitals scramble for new disinfectants following a ban on rubbing alcohol, and immigrant herding has become a national pastime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Helley's national animal is the Peasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Xenacism.

Helley is ranked 80,805th in the world and 776th in 10000 Islands for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 258.56 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 432ndMost Extreme: 1,618thMost Conservative: 1,854thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 5,319thMost Primitive: 7,309thMost Income Equality: 7,609thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 16,991stMost Stationary: 22,201st
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Most Authoritarian: 9th in the regionMost Extreme: 11th in the regionMost Conservative: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 26th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Primitive: 31st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 141st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Helley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.

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