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The Confederacy of Heloonia

“Might Makes Right”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Heloonia

Population462 million

CurrencyHelios Dollar
AnimalMoltres

The Confederacy of Heloonia is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its public floggings, frequent executions, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 462 million Heloonians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Education. The average income tax rate is 26.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Heloonian economy, worth 20.5 trillion Helios Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is 44,371 Helios Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, Calvinball training often involves digging escape tunnels, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show, and urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Heloonia's national animal is the Moltres, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Heloonia is ranked 156,166th in the world and 7,871st in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.18 Weapons Per Person.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 929thTop
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Most Influential: 3,432ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,805thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,093rd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 279th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 588th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 644th in the regionMost Influential: 839th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 169 » Philania, Lorigia, Eraver, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Guer Aike, Corfad, Valentine Z, Shibutani, McMasterdonia, Miruma, Pazair, Yaorozu, Orado, Volstokn, El Fiji Grande, Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Ethnon, Malta Comino Gozo, Shadowrik, Umuyyad, Black Templares, Dreadton, Terban Kedah, Sundred, Palgo, Dar es Saalam, Pallaith, Sockmanland, Arimbia, Interdimensional Zone, Makersaulache, Castle Federation, Koda-Land, Aenglaland, United Anglo-America, Serendipita Martia, Azzarel, Wineclaw, Zumlandia, Sea Ghost, Loutsland, U S Eh, Lungha, Steampunk Ariel, New Bremerton, Empy, Keventle, Seenvorland, and 119 others.Mazeoftime, Holy Oranz, 1 very fast endotarter, Fendlium, Frankelin, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Cobleck Weleis, Abject Ludicrosity, The Iron Lions, Loli County, North Bratislava, Francois Isidore, Jasminlandia, Dabarastan, Austral States of America, Aratani, New Flos, Siwale, Sil Dorsett, Alamei, Norfair, Frances Francis the First of France, The Tampa Bay Rays, Elyssae, Angshire, Ravendi, Avemterra, OuterGalactic Banking Clan, Amauri, Napnomadia, Valhalla123, Great Bights Mum, Gnomewatchers, Navigator Islands, Imperial Joseon, Kasazzastan, Selfgradatude, Antineum, Glurponia, 2 and 2 is Fish, God Leon, Hamerica, Kranostav, Wilkshire, Wodan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, United Kahndaq, Free Culture, Merconitonitopia, Daiz, JesseltonTM, Praeceps, Valatic Ash, Mandexia, Moubarakistan, Porlock, Xagill, Newpromisedland, The Swedish Soviet Republic, Dakota Territories, Noahs Second Country, Sunto, Zyvetskistaahn, Vincone Cae, Universal State Formula, Yokciq Empire, DanCorpia, Woodsend, German Spitsbergen, Valshire, Texas States, Haminkwarea, ChristianVille of the USA, The New Communist Republic Of States, Hewani, The Stratosphere Islands, Eurasian Foederatio, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, Omnistria, Lendara, Jellies Island, Votak Matim, The World Capitalist Confederation, Joodey, KhalChicken, Xyrron, Runeda, SherpDaWerp in TNP, 9003, Clan Spaniel, Ihese, The Lancerian Empire, Prevaland, Lybirit, Reyalda, Dorito Dust, Diodone, Crader, Underium, The Penguin State, Land of the Cross, Plangainer, Harrys, Beagles Reborn, The Galactic Triumvirate, Xentherida, East Akra, Infantivore, Warsaw-Halicz, Orven, Morover, SORT, Nisastria, Socialist State of LAY, Zecit, Novanoke, Outer Bay, and Bhigham.

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