The United Socialist States of Harahitlot
“The ends justify the means”
|Category: Psychotic Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Newcomer
The United Socialist States of Harahitlot is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 243 million Harahitlotians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 72.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but stagnant Harahitlotian economy, worth 4.15 trillion Rubles 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 Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is 17,092 Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Organ donation is compulsory, military spending recently hit a new high, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harahitlot's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Harahitlot's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Harahitlot's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Harahitlot's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Harahitlot was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
- : Following new legislation in Harahitlot, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
- : Harahitlot was refounded in Osiris.
- : Harahitlot ceased to exist in Boriopa.
- : Harahitlot was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
- : Harahitlot's influence in Boriopa rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Harahitlot's influence in Boriopa rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".