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The Armed Republic of Hickerbilly

“God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit.” Johnny Cash

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Hickerbilly

Population3.038 billion

CapitalNashville
LeaderJohnny Cash
FaithChristianity

Currencybuck
AnimalStag

The Armed Republic of Hickerbilly is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Johnny Cash with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, avowedly heterosexual populace, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, devout population of 3.038 billion Hickerbillies are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nashville. The average income tax rate is 45.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Hickerbilly economy, worth 202 trillion bucks a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 66,594 bucks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

New safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Hickerbilly to be bombproof, escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails', prosecutors routinely call transplant doctors as 'expert witnesses' in burglary cases, and the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hickerbilly's national animal is the Stag, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Hickerbilly is ranked 60,109th in the world and 2,376th in Lazarus for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 3,557.38 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,543rdMost Influential: 4,459thTop
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Most Devout: 15,535th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 81st in the regionMost Influential: 163rd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 650th in the regionMost Devout: 683rd in the region

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