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The Kingdom of Hell Freezing

“Freeze a jolly good fellow”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: The Kingdom of Burgundy

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Hell Freezing

Population29.232 billion

LeaderJack Frost
FaithMonotheism

Currencyanthracite
Animallittle devil

The Kingdom of Hell Freezing is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Jack Frost with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, infamous sell-swords, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 29.232 billion Hell Freezingians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 23.7%.

The very strong Hell Freezingian economy, worth a remarkable 1,033 trillion anthracites a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 35,358 anthracites, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Hotels often double as quarantine zones, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net, troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist, and the newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Hell Freezing's national animal is the little devil and its national religion is Monotheism.

Hell Freezing is ranked 97,212th in the world and 5th in The Kingdom of Burgundy for Most Average, scoring 38.15 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Top
5%
Largest Populations: 2,275thMost Influential: 8,650thLargest Black Market: 9,672ndTop
10%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,204thHighest Economic Output: 16,346th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hell Freezing was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Hell Freezing was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Pacifist.
  • : Hell Freezing was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Hell Freezing was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Hell Freezing's influence in The Kingdom of Burgundy fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
  • : Hell Freezing's influence in The Kingdom of Burgundy rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
  • : Hell Freezing was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Hell Freezing, the newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace.
  • : Following new legislation in Hell Freezing, troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist.
  • : Following new legislation in Hell Freezing, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net.

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