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The Nation States of Hystaria

“I will eat your kidney”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: Lazarus



Population6.772 billion

LeaderMaxim Gorgen

CurrencyHystarian Yerk

The Nation States of Hystaria is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Maxim Gorgen with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, unlimited-speed roads, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 6.772 billion Hystarians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hystaria. The average income tax rate is 14.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hystarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,274 trillion Hystarian Yerks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 188,236 Hystarian Yerks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers, the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Hystaria's national animal is the Cow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cults.

Hystaria is ranked 37,349th in the world and 1,779th in Lazarus for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,316.86 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Publishing Industry: 2,452ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,455thTop
Most Cultured: 3,344thRudest Citizens: 4,943rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,165thHighest Food Quality: 5,988thHealthiest Citizens: 6,077thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,390thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,607thMost Secular: 6,719thSmartest Citizens: 7,594thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,972ndMost Corrupt Governments: 8,357thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,652ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,678thMost Developed: 8,761stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,851stMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,863rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,335thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,501stLargest Black Market: 11,225thTop
Most Inclusive: 13,366thMost Efficient Economies: 14,292ndHighest Economic Output: 16,137thLowest Crime Rates: 16,319thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,790thMost Patriotic: 18,906thMost Average: 22,086thLargest Governments: 23,041st
Largest Publishing Industry: 87th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 135th in the regionMost Cultured: 150th in the regionMost Average: 170th in the regionRudest Citizens: 222nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 266th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 303rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 318th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 321st in the regionMost Secular: 345th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 346th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 371st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 390th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 393rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 409th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 410th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 426th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 464th in the regionMost Developed: 465th in the regionLargest Black Market: 474th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 475th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 483rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 656th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hystaria's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Hystaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Hystaria's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Hystaria's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Hystaria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and Largest Publishing Industry and the Top 5% for Most Inclusive.
  • : Hystaria was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Hystaria ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Hystaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Hystaria's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Hystaria's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".