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The Republic of Huks Gares

“Do or do not, there is no try”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Huks Gares

Population5.4 billion

LeaderIsaac Reynolds


The Republic of Huks Gares is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Isaac Reynolds with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 5.4 billion Huks Garesians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Huksopolis. The average income tax rate is 54.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Huks Garesian economy, worth 353 trillion deniers a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 65,413 deniers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', and on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Huks Gares's national animal is the leopard, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Garonian.

Huks Gares is ranked 51,315th in the world and 2,534th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 97.11 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 431stTop
Most Influential: 2,670thTop
Largest Black Market: 12,219thMost Devout: 15,535thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,207thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16,407thMost Authoritarian: 16,835th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 315th in the regionLargest Black Market: 334th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 616th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 660th in the regionMost Devout: 735th in the regionMost Influential: 768th in the regionLargest Populations: 811th in the region

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