Largest Soda Pop Sector: 544thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 748thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 796th
The Free Republic of
Business and freedom... in that order
President Parrino
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population2.13 billion

CapitalHeplon City
LeaderPresident Parrino


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.

Heplon is ranked 1,421st in the world and 21st in Europe for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 32,718.64 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 544thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 748thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 796thHighest Crime Rates: 831stFattest Citizens: 874thRudest Citizens: 986thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,069thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,284thHighest Drug Use: 1,318thMost Pro-Market: 1,364thMost Avoided: 1,371stLargest Retail Industry: 1,421stMost Armed: 1,461stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,562ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,568thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,793rdMost Influential: 2,218thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,349thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,959thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,033rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,294thMost Efficient Economies: 6,398thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,487thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,042ndLargest Mining Sector: 8,090thHighest Average Incomes: 8,322ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,721stMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,075thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,382ndSmartest Citizens: 12,871stTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 14,315thMost Secular: 16,029thMost Cultured: 18,956thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,323rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,465thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,427thMost Inclusive: 21,852ndLargest Gambling Industry: 22,275thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23,495thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24,145thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 26,355th
Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 45th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 58th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 65th in the regionMost Extreme: 70th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 73rd in the region

National Happenings

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.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 213 » North of Americas, Eppur, Elisabethshagen, The Champions League, Rary, Berlin and Hanover, GanymedEuropa, Meropis, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Yahlia, Invernessia, Someseni, Eco-Paris Reformation, Thracia Republic, Regnum Italiae, Irminsulia, Northern German Federation, Kanokla, Nardin, United States of Russia1, Agausia, Walfo, Jim the Baptist, An Clar, The States of Texas and Arkansas, St Scarlett, Gliesetonia, Dark Matter, Vale-Beacon, Arsenial, Dabarastan, Hessinau, Lovetopia, Corbelo, Intser, Turkenia, Reorganized Portugal, Scytharum, Leukante, Diets, Tryienne, Grabon, Qroma, Saiwania, Federal Commune of Europea, Allortators, Spami, Valtrona, Bodrog, Karnea, and 163 others.Salarnsia, The Soviet Republic Of Amercia, Capitol Heights, Desibia, Marvingia, Great-Desolates, Sicheslav, Dunsteen, Bazlak, Wiener-Neustadt, Greater Cebu, Felhaven, Bareu, Konewa, The New Nordic Union, Armbruster, Weltbeherrschung, Pilipinas and Malaya, Lodhs beard, BasarabiaPamantRomanesc, Maritzal, Carignanum, Thracia and Crimea, Gopnikiya, Sebygang, New Eestiball, Angion, Soclania, Umeria, Mynox, Gorzi, Aura Banitia, Kardjali, Galway-Dublin, Chronus, Nevelja, Leiningerland, Balcem, Eritei, Boldia, Furries Anonymous, Ostermarch, Theat ble Asialica, Escalver, Jawbreakeria, The Scandinavian Realm, Ansington, Gutarike, Girvage, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Corsarios, Hollow Shrine, Greater Albaina, Northwest Isles, Dipretorian, Greater Icelandia, Christian Terra, Nova Espana, Bombastion, Aroale, Dauershire, Mombourg, Tschechisches Reich, Quentenia, Amicities, Mojuatafurertopeopir, Grodisze, Broabant, Lieges, Arbere, Khuravia, Brakanistan, Europe a Nation, A Great Czechoslovakia, Ceplon, Durlia, Veemaa, Weeddialvon, Kebabian States, Puerto Thelosia, United Communes of Chile, The New Dawn Imperium, Nea Europa, Parliamentary Laramidia, Savinecross, Corsovica, Super Happy Land, Falvaard, Elania Kingdom, Nova, Wombelland, Leszno, Lovisa, Noristoniaka, Vinesauceia, Shicksal, Chioganah, Esvonia, Zulrich, Maalat, Caescadia, The New Palaces, New Ylicia, The-British-Isles, Scyra, Godefargen, Greater Tomland, Burvenchkaht, Scutarie, Apabeossie, Jahass, Lochaber and Glencoe, Balante, Betasia, United Chinese States, The Asten Islands, Ivernia, Ombran, Monkistan, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Ausvelt, The Great Baltic Union, Abeskaland, Soveiniesberg, Destyntine, Corsoaua, Vulxo, Arsyn, Gotho, Anglinia, Zelenskraine, Antair, Coinin, Russkaya Svoboda, Horsemania Republic, Zaznia, Zeelaa, New Crimson City, European Narrra, The New Caledonia, Imperium Anglorum, ROBLOX is Epic, Alpine Lands, Monte Naranja, Kalebo, The Frankfurt Convention, Grussland, Lucaswrld, Tatrum, Caoripp, New Skandenivia, Canes-Visela, Nghymru, Kaspinia, Lyallpur, Ayslend, Nyvunnland, Europaterre, Sienkahn, Seoulite, Greater Morvonia, Zipser, and Polis Ortigia.