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The Republic of House 205

“From Sak, with love :)”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
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Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Region Of Northon


House 205

Population227 million


The Republic of House 205 is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 227 million House 205ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 39.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant House 205ian economy, worth 2.34 trillion chips a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 10,315 chips, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. House 205's national animal is the Vinny.

House 205 is ranked 133,376th in the world and 3rd in Region Of Northon for Highest Economic Output, with 2.34 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Authoritarian: 854thTop
Most Extreme: 2,330thMost Conservative: 2,554thMost Income Equality: 3,927thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,956thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,177th

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