The Dictatorship of Hellstep is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The cynical population of 302 million Sinners 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 Law & Order, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 73.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped Hellstepian economy, worth 11.8 trillion sufferings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. Average income is 39,005 sufferings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Foreign envoys that want to visit Hellstep now have to navigate real minefields in addition to the political ones, serial killers who are released early distribute death but not their seed, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums, and vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Hellstepian mussels the biggest in 10000 Islands. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hellstep's national animal is the demon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Hellstep was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
- : Hellstep was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Thedairos.
- : Hellstep was endorsed by The Holy Blue NationStates of HumanSanity.
- : Hellstep voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
- : Hellstep voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
- : Hellstep endorsed The Free Tribal Confederacy of Vill Send.
- : Hellstep endorsed The Constitutional Republic of Marxist Germany.
- : Hellstep endorsed The Principality of Haxx Isles.
- : Following new legislation in Hellstep, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Hellstepian mussels the biggest in 10000 Islands.
- : Following new legislation in Hellstep, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.
Endorsements Received: 24 » Valentian Elysium, Krystalveil, Kuriko, Namakan, The Soylent Green Party, Wysrod, Anisopterra, Isentran, Ehrgeizig, Dustwind, Ignis Cinere, The Republic of Osea, Xemja, United Kingdom of Selesnia, Liberdon, Evertopia, Novegia, New CHOP, Bortheria, Kildare, Vill Send, Marxist Germany, Haxx Isles, and HumanSanity.