We welcome The Republic of Hi of Centaurus (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Hi+of+Centaurus), as the 168th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Republic of Hi of Centaurus is a tiny, socially progressive nation, notable for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-working, cynical population of 5 million are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 18%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Pizza Delivery.
Crime is a problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Hi of Centaurus's national animal is the hilion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the hiparsec.