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The Confederacy of Halbhalbha

“Yeah, Nah”

Category: Anarchy
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Location: the Pacific



Population7.341 billion

CapitalHalbhalbha City
LeaderAnne R Kist


The Confederacy of Halbhalbha is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Anne R Kist with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, flagrant waste-dumping, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 7.341 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, liberal, pro-business, outspoken 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 2,307 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 Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 314,370 halbs, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,785,346 per year while the poor average 27,005, a ratio of 66.1 to 1.

Beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, the government's new 'Crime Can Fight Itself' policy appears to be backfiring rather badly, and anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away. 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 27th in the world and 1st in the Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 1,301.6 Insults Per Minute.

Rudest Citizens: 27thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 31stLargest Retail Industry: 36thHighest Crime Rates: 38thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 44thMost Armed: 52ndFattest Citizens: 87thLargest Gambling Industry: 102ndMost Avoided: 140thMost Rebellious Youth: 162ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 202ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 280thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 291stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 325thHighest Disposable Incomes: 557thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 662ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 720thLargest Mining Sector: 917thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,513thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,537thHighest Average Incomes: 1,701stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,067thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,241stMost Devout: 5,143rdNudest: 6,215thHighest Economic Output: 6,287thMost Efficient Economies: 7,289thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,172ndTop
Most Stationary: 13,942ndHighest Drug Use: 14,717thMost Influential: 16,586thLargest Black Market: 16,739thMost Pro-Market: 17,244thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,394thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,671st
Most Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 47th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 58th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 59th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 66th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 88th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 89th in the regionNudest: 108th in the regionMost Devout: 110th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 178th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 201st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 208th in the regionMost Stationary: 210th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 212th in the regionMost Influential: 281st in the regionLargest Black Market: 305th in the regionLargest Populations: 316th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 523rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 554th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 555th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 594th in the regionMost Politically Free: 604th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 606th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, the government's new 'Crime Can Fight Itself' policy appears to be backfiring rather badly.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, burnt-out forty-foot-tall wicker men dot the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, deli patrons examine their roast beef for undetonated explosives.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands.
  • : Following new legislation in Halbhalbha, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society.


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