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The Supreme Confraternities of Independent Halls

“Great countries are those that produce great people” Professor BeeOhBee

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Independent Halls

Population1.727 billion

CapitalKalakuta
LeaderProfessor BeeOhBee
FaithSecret Confraternities

CurrencyIndy
AnimalBlue Leopard

The Supreme Confraternities of Independent Halls is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Professor BeeOhBee with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.727 billion Inditeses enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kalakuta. The average income tax rate is 16.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Independent Hallsian economy, worth 163 trillion Indies a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Tourism. Average income is 94,569 Indies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

There's more vermin than ever on the metro, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season, and the entirety of Professor BeeOhBee's administration can be crammed into a phone booth. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Independent Halls's national animal is the Blue Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secret Confraternities.

Independent Halls is ranked 103,712th in the world and 5,260th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 50.97 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 897thMost Influential: 1,329thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,288thRudest Citizens: 4,095thMost Secular: 5,989thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,586thLargest Retail Industry: 6,596thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 10,297thLargest Mining Sector: 15,871st
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 101st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 237th in the regionRudest Citizens: 239th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 310th in the regionMost Secular: 319th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 444th in the regionMost Influential: 529th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 608th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 609th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Independent Halls was endorsed by The Queendom of Eravonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Independent Halls, the entirety of Professor BeeOhBee's administration can be crammed into a phone booth.
  • : Following new legislation in Independent Halls, teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season.
  • : Following new legislation in Independent Halls, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Independent Halls, there's more vermin than ever on the metro.
  • : Following new legislation in Independent Halls, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence.
  • : Independent Halls was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Independent Halls, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Independent Halls, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : Following new legislation in Independent Halls, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 156 » Alunya, Siwale, Newpromisedland, El Fiji Grande, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, Sinelona, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Territorio di Nessuno, Bearical, Malta Comino Gozo, Yaorozu, Black Templares, Great Bights Mum, New Pruessen, Sunto, Ninjak30, Corfad, Selfgradatude, Shadowrik, Kwaj, North Bratislava, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Kasazzastan, Outer Egorniand, United Draconia, Notyoutopia, Steraz, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Holy Oranz, Shibutani, Spartoptia, Ainsworth, Federation Terra Australis, Napnomadia, Ozstan, PlanetPunk, Lunallian, Guer Aike, Unsophisticate, Pasargad, Cloydicia, Sil Dorsett, Buckerino, New Bremerton, Wineclaw, and 106 others.Wilkshire, Amauri, General COE, Niradans, The Iron Lions, Joodey, Q w e r t y, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Torakuen, Warsaw-Halicz, Maott, Guslantis, Ethnon, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Misuvelia, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Trillius, Haor Chall, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Frances Francis the First of France, Valhalla123, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Aratani, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Moubarakistan, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Loutsland, Test for a new hope, Rynion, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, Elder Realms, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Glurponia, Kobagia, Abject Ludicrosity, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, Sockmanland, Utopicican, Runeda, Cuyan, Zokk, Daiz, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Zeternia, Wisconsota, Zupla, ZimRobwe, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Pleroma Sans Romans, Ilisseia, Zankioa, McMasterdonia, Miruma, Juggernautilus, Sea Ghost, The Stratosphere Islands, Orven, Tamgu, Delmak, Zemnaya Svoboda, Racoda, New Lakemba, Ponantine, Nakayo, Calsolato, Kulgatha, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Altamonte, Nothru Lerple, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, Clan Spaniel, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Loli County, Yukti, Pazair, Phoeba, Rosewood-, Seenvorland, Vincone Cae, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, Parmovand, and Eravonia.

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