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The Emirate of Hjortheim

“Fear the deer!” Claude von Riegan

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific



Population2.469 billion

LeaderClaude von Riegan


The Emirate of Hjortheim is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Claude von Riegan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.469 billion Hjorts are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shikashi. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hjortheimian economy, worth 314 trillion gevirs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 127,184 gevirs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm, and the nation is known as the cheapskates of the South Pacific. Crime is totally unknown. Hjortheim's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cernunnoism.

Hjortheim is ranked 51,169th in the world and 2,076th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 73.81 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,813thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,620thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,705thMost Pacifist: 2,892ndMost Influential: 2,943rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,973rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,088thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,130thNicest Citizens: 3,432ndMost Inclusive: 4,062ndMost Secular: 4,126thNudest: 4,297thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,204thSafest: 6,261stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,450thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,670thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,785thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,946thMost Developed: 7,192ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,124thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,174thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,738thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,011thSmartest Citizens: 9,427thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,608thLargest Governments: 9,746thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,289thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 10,985thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,121stMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,077thHighest Drug Use: 13,192ndBest Weather: 14,146thMost Cultured: 14,208thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,823rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,222ndLowest Crime Rates: 18,476thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,683rdHighest Average Incomes: 19,824th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 40th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 72nd in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 90th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 103rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 106th in the regionMost Pacifist: 112th in the regionNicest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Inclusive: 139th in the regionNudest: 151st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 154th in the regionMost Secular: 155th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 178th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 179th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 201st in the regionSafest: 215th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 221st in the regionMost Developed: 224th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 241st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 249th in the regionLargest Governments: 261st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 273rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 285th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 285th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 321st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 339th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 344th in the regionMost Influential: 367th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 397th in the regionMost Cultured: 399th in the regionBest Weather: 450th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 496th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 500th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 510th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 514th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 541st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 558th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 574th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 658th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 684th in the region

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