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The Armed Republic of Heronias

“Hail to Heronia!”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: The Western Isles

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Armed Republic of Heronias is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Hero Hunter with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.267 billion Heronians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Owls Perch. The average income tax rate is 77.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Heronian economy, worth 486 trillion Tencs 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. 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 an amazing 214,403 Tencs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Bands of adventurers rove the countryside searching for monsters, thousands of picky mothers-in-law have been recruited to serve as even pickier cookery instructors, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, and the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Heronias's national animal is the Owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Heronias is ranked 232,619th in the world and 211th in The Western Isles for Smartest Citizens, with 15.49 quips per hour.

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Most Patriotic: 489thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,376thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,502ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,926thMost Armed: 2,198thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,237thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,873rdLargest Insurance Industry: 3,376thMost Authoritarian: 4,638thLargest Mining Sector: 4,934thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,014thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,079thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,236thMost Conservative: 5,610thHighest Average Incomes: 6,184thLargest Black Market: 7,028thLowest Crime Rates: 8,761stLargest Governments: 10,978thLargest Retail Industry: 11,103rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,558thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,565thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,118thHealthiest Citizens: 12,317thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 14,903rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,599thMost Developed: 18,839thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24,345thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,459th
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Most Patriotic: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the region

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