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The Benevolent Autocratic Empire of Stick Huts

“Don't dip your stick” General Spank

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder

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Stick Huts

Population5.663 billion

CapitalThe Iron Citadel
LeaderGeneral Spank

Currencywank
AnimalPuffin

The Benevolent Autocratic Empire of Stick Huts is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by General Spank with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.663 billion Stick Hutsians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Iron Citadel. The average income tax rate is 93.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Stick Hutsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,254 trillion wanks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 221,477 wanks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Adults have never outgrown their fear of monsters, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Stick Huts's national animal is the Puffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Stick Huts is ranked 2,133rd in the world and 116th in Balder for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 11,093.29 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,133rdMost Secular: 2,386thLowest Crime Rates: 3,056thMost Developed: 3,448thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,557thLargest Governments: 3,796thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,857thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,956thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,193rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,212thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,341stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,608thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,671stSmartest Citizens: 4,715thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,882ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,324thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,773rdRudest Citizens: 6,003rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,614thMost Cultured: 6,653rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,711thMost Efficient Economies: 7,223rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,616thBest Weather: 7,636thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,657thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 7,879thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,042ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,496thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,659thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,664thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,075thMost Influential: 9,263rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,788thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,006thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,855thHighest Economic Output: 11,094thSafest: 11,743rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,408thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,301st
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Most Secular: 93rd in the regionMost Influential: 96th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 116th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 118th in the regionMost Developed: 127th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 141st in the regionMost Stationary: 149th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 158th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 158th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 170th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 174th in the regionLargest Governments: 179th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 181st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 184th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 184th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 199th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 219th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 280th in the regionRudest Citizens: 282nd in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 310th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 320th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 345th in the regionBest Weather: 361st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 384th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 385th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 393rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 393rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 400th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 423rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 453rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 488th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 489th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 522nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 545th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 558th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 570th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 583rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Stick Huts, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Following new legislation in Stick Huts, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Stick Huts, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Stick Huts, adults have never outgrown their fear of monsters.
  • : Following new legislation in Stick Huts, Stick Hutsian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about General Spank.
  • : Following new legislation in Stick Huts, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work.
  • : Stick Huts endorsed The WA Minister of Vamperiall.
  • : Stick Huts was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Stick Huts was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Stick Huts was endorsed by The WA Minister of Vamperiall.

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Endorsements Received: 3 » North East Somerset, Onder Kelkia, and Vamperiall.

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