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The Empire of Hileville

“A New Day”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population16.7 billion

LeaderEmperor Dennrick
Faiththe Cult of the Lions


The Empire of Hileville is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Dennrick with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, ubiquitous missile silos, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.7 billion Hilevilleans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nanlandia. The average income tax rate is 66.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hilevillean economy, worth a remarkable 2,564 trillion Hiles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 153,584 Hiles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield, and a new guerrilla marketing campaign for tap water involves government agents spraying random citizens with hose water. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Hileville's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Cult of the Lions.

Hileville is ranked 90,834th in the world and 4,552nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,107.97 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 490thLargest Black Market: 1,443rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,587thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,676thMost Influential: 2,276thHighest Economic Output: 4,246thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,299thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,243rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,393rdTop
Largest Populations: 7,685thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,552ndMost Devout: 10,564thHighest Average Incomes: 11,589thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,674thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,729th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 67th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 97th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 110th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 162nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 246th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 275th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 349th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 442nd in the regionMost Devout: 519th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 566th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 671st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 700th in the region

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