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The Confederacy of Halbhalbha

“Yeah, Nah”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the Pacific

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Halbhalbha

Population8.081 billion

CapitalHalbhalbha City
LeaderAnne R Kist

Currencyhalb
Animalrobot

The Confederacy of Halbhalbha is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Anne R Kist with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 8.081 billion Halbians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halbhalbha City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Halbhalbhan economy, worth a remarkable 2,594 trillion halbs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 321,063 halbs, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,743,437 per year while the poor average 30,455, a ratio of 57.2 to 1.

Asking a cutie their star sign is always met with withering scorn, blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic, citizens need a magnifying glass and color chart to distinguish between nearly identical brand labels, and a milk bath costs more than bathing in money. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Halbhalbha's national animal is the robot, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Halbhalbha is ranked 29th in the world and 2nd in the Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 54,382 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 29thLargest Retail Industry: 36thRudest Citizens: 38thHighest Crime Rates: 40thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 40thMost Armed: 53rdLargest Gambling Industry: 77thFattest Citizens: 81stMost Avoided: 140thMost Rebellious Youth: 148thMost Ignorant Citizens: 174thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 274thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 282ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 283rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 543rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 653rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 693rdLargest Mining Sector: 813thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,507thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,592ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,657thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,811thTop
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Most Devout: 3,307thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,398thHighest Economic Output: 5,710thMost Efficient Economies: 5,960thNudest: 6,973rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,223rdTop
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Most Stationary: 13,337thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,811thMost Influential: 15,688thHighest Drug Use: 17,217thLargest Black Market: 18,473rdMost Pro-Market: 18,681stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,771st
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 41st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 67th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 77th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 79th in the regionNudest: 101st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 129th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 133rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 178th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 186th in the regionMost Stationary: 190th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 260th in the regionMost Influential: 262nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 278th in the regionLargest Populations: 290th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 300th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 545th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 565th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, citizens need a magnifying glass and color chart to distinguish between nearly identical brand labels.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, asking a cutie their star sign is always met with withering scorn.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, nine-year-olds' chat logs are scoured for evidence of radicalization.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, most halb coins are riddled with bite marks.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, the nation refuses to provide international aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, people all over Halbhalbha are dying of 'Mad Robot Disease'.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold.

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