“God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit.” Johnny Cash
|Category: Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
The Armed Republic of Hickerbilly is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Johnny Cash with an even hand, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, public floggings, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.269 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 prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Public Transport, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nashville. The average income tax rate is 30.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The Hickerbilly economy, worth 79.3 trillion bucks a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 62,508 bucks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.
The military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new, and students who refuse to pray are expelled from school. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Hickerbilly's influence in Lazarus fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Hickerbilly was endorsed by The Community of Shangri-La Valley.
- : Hickerbilly was endorsed by The Empire of Kakatiya.
- : Hickerbilly was endorsed by The Republic of The Sigometh Dynasty.
- : Hickerbilly was endorsed by The People's Republic of Zapatian Workers State.
- : Hickerbilly's influence in Lazarus rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Hickerbilly voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Kyrusia".
- : Following new legislation in Hickerbilly, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
- : Following new legislation in Hickerbilly, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
- : Following new legislation in Hickerbilly, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations.
Endorsements Received: 44 » Treadwellia, Nargorthia, Leonism, Hycronesia, Axixic, Fluffiness, Sombrassino, SunnyPhiladelphia, Aegis-5, Aigania, Caybow, The Torrentin, Loftegen 2, Altmar, Derthal, Li Ka Shing Administrative Region, Americastrailia, Custadia, Aguaria Major, Courlany, New Rogernomics, Your Imaginary Friend, Denado, Mzeusia, Snoodum, Perchan, Burning Pants, Lake Flotillas, Guiness Freaks, The New California Republic, Lazarene Ryccia, Capercom, Sophisica, Laporter, Tiegenhof, Kan Po, Steel Vagabonds, Ecchi Unlimited, Rommanda, Wintermoot III, Zapatian Workers State, The Sigometh Dynasty, Kakatiya, and Shangri-La Valley.