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The Imperium of Hunck

“Set a man on fire, and he is warm for the rest of life”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the West Pacific

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Hunck

Population14.729 billion

CapitalTerra Nova
LeaderLord Emperor
FaithCult of the Emperor

CurrencyLegion
AnimalPenguin

The Imperium of Hunck is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Lord Emperor with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.729 billion Citizens are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terra Nova. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Imperium's economy, worth a remarkable 7,018 trillion Legions 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, 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 an amazing 476,477 Legions, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more, and peer pressure from cooler world leaders directs Imperium's government policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Hunck's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cult of the Emperor.

Hunck is ranked 142,558th in the world and 5,611th in the West Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -69.22 on the Rand Index.

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1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 32ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 62ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 111thHighest Poor Incomes: 120thLargest Black Market: 120thLargest Mining Sector: 251stHighest Average Incomes: 295thMost Devout: 363rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 399thMost Corrupt Governments: 549thLargest Publishing Industry: 627thHighest Economic Output: 760thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,009thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,290thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,463rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,611thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,101stMost Efficient Economies: 2,373rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,678thLargest Governments: 2,825thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,033rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,311thMost Cultured: 3,599thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,663rdSmartest Citizens: 3,923rdMost Influential: 3,994thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,367thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,466thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,374thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,615thHealthiest Citizens: 6,159thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,350thTop
10%
Most Stationary: 9,996thLargest Populations: 10,777thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,604thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,105thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,669th
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1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Governments: 57th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 71st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 71st in the regionLargest Populations: 78th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 89th in the regionMost Cultured: 90th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 92nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Influential: 100th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 101st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 107th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 116th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 149th in the regionMost Stationary: 157th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 193rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 265th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 378th in the regionMost Developed: 571st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 576th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 641st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hunck was endorsed by The Kingdom of Giovanniland.
  • : Following new legislation in Hunck, peer pressure from cooler world leaders directs Imperium's government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Hunck, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Hunck, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • : Following new legislation in Hunck, power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun.
  • : Following new legislation in Hunck, the blood on the hands of Lord Emperor may not be metaphorical.
  • : Hunck was endorsed by The Haunted Litter Box of Meow-meow-mia.
  • : Hunck was endorsed by The Holy Roller of Recuecn.
  • : Hunck was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Hunck was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Varanius.

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