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The Free Land of Helvena

“Solace through darkness”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Location: Wanderswath

Regional Influence: Power


The Free Land of Helvena is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sonia Larttaikyrä with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.781 billion Helvens 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Osta. The average income tax rate is 63.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Helvenic economy, worth 144 trillion orkas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 38,330 orkas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

In distant lands the nation is known as a lovely place that was even better in the good old days, parents often leave their kids in the car while they attend mindfulness meditation sessions, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, and old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Helvena's national animal is the narwhal, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Helvena is ranked 197,001st in the world and 8th in Wanderswath for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -11.14 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Safest: 9,949thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,341stTop
Most Pacifist: 10,678thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,456thBest Weather: 11,764thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,151stNicest Citizens: 16,812thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,614thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,468thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,475th

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