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The Republic of Herrethia

“Let there be Freedom!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: CISB

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Herrethia

Population4.171 billion

CapitalHelenburgh

CurrencyValen
AnimalWater Buffalo

The Republic of Herrethia is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working population of 4.171 billion Herrethians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Helenburgh. The average income tax rate is 66.8%.

The powerhouse Herrethian economy, worth 565 trillion Valens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 135,531 Valens, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

Herrethia's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, children are terrified that the 'flying police monster' will come to take them away in the night, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, and televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Herrethia's national animal is the Water Buffalo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Herrethia is ranked 6,575th in the world and 12th in CISB for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 465.79 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Top
5%
Most Inclusive: 5,295thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,925thNicest Citizens: 6,046thHealthiest Citizens: 6,533rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,575thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,264thLowest Crime Rates: 8,278thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,409thTop
10%
Safest: 8,447thLargest Retail Industry: 8,661stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,235thMost Pacifist: 10,087thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,170thBest Weather: 10,635thSmartest Citizens: 12,190thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,788thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,560thMost Average: 14,517thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,221stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,303rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,941stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,335thLargest Governments: 16,360th
Top
5%
Most Average: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Nicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Herrethia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.
  • : Herrethia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Herrethia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Herrethia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Herrethia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Herrethia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Herrethia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Herrethia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Herrethia's influence in CISB rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Herrethia's influence in CISB rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".

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