The Free Republic of Heplon is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Parrino with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.13 billion Heplonians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.
The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Education also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heplon City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.3%.
The frighteningly efficient Heplonian economy, worth 410 trillion liberators a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 192,853 liberators, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,378,410 per year while the poor average 8,827, a ratio of 156 to 1.
Whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, the hit new medical TV show "Home" prominently features the brand of painkiller the lead doctor is addicted to, all tariffs have been abolished, and mandatory state-funded classes teach Libertarianism. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Heplon's national animal is the sparrow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is capitalism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Heplon was endorsed by The Republic of Polis Ortigia.
- : Heplon was endorsed by The Free Land of Zipser.
- : Following new legislation in Heplon, mandatory state-funded classes teach Libertarianism.
- : Following new legislation in Heplon, all tariffs have been abolished.
- : Following new legislation in Heplon, the hit new medical TV show "Home" prominently features the brand of painkiller the lead doctor is addicted to.
- : Following new legislation in Heplon, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
- : Following new legislation in Heplon, the roar of the Niagara 3000 mega-loo can be heard several blocks away.
- : Following new legislation in Heplon, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
- : Following new legislation in Heplon, Heplonians are fixin' ta comma any way they wanna.
- : Following new legislation in Heplon, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
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