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The Borderlands of Hulderswath

“Hulder protects all”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Fragile
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Wanderswath

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Hulderswath

Population3.687 billion

Currencyhulder's nails
AnimalHulder

The Borderlands of Hulderswath is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, state-planned economy, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 3.687 billion Hulderswathians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 38.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Hulderswathian economy, worth 86.7 trillion hulder's nails 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, Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. 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 23,508 hulder's nails, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, refugees from other nations are flocking to Hulderswath's border, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, and Leader has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Hulderswath's national animal is the Hulder, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hulderswath is ranked 44,472nd in the world and 3rd in Wanderswath for Most Extreme, scoring 27.99 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Top
5%
Most Primitive: 7,965thTop
10%
Highest Drug Use: 11,326thMost Income Equality: 15,091stMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,524th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hulderswath was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use and the Top 10% for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Hulderswath was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Hulderswath was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Hulderswath, Leader has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished.
  • : Hulderswath suppressed a post on the Wanderswath Regional Message Board.
  • : Hulderswath unsuppressed a post on the Wanderswath Regional Message Board.
  • : Hulderswath suppressed a post on the Wanderswath Regional Message Board.
  • : Hulderswath updated the World Factbook entry in Wanderswath.
  • : Hulderswath lodged a message on the Wanderswath Regional Message Board.
  • : Hulderswath's influence in Wanderswath fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".

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