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The Republic of House 241

“From Sak, with love :)”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Basket Case
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Pasridi Confederacy

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House 241

Population683 million

Currencychip
AnimalVinny

The Republic of House 241 is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its digital currency, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 683 million House 241ians 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, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 40.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant House 241ian economy, worth 6.23 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 black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. 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 9,123 chips, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Banning party poppers has been a real party pooper, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, and reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. House 241's national animal is the Vinny, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

House 241 is ranked 166,785th in the world and 103rd in Pasridi Confederacy for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.03 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Top
5%
Most Income Equality: 2,419thMost Authoritarian: 6,382ndTop
10%
Most Extreme: 15,920th
Top
5%
Nudest: 3rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : House 241's influence in Pasridi Confederacy rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : House 241's influence in Pasridi Confederacy fell from "Truckler" to "Squire".
  • : House 241's influence in Pasridi Confederacy rose from "Zero" to "Truckler".
  • : House 241 applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : House 241 relocated from Switz to Pasridi Confederacy.
  • : Following new legislation in House 241, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news.
  • : Following new legislation in House 241, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
  • : Following new legislation in House 241, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys.
  • : House 241 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme and Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in House 241, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.

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