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The Calvitat of Hobbitat

“Om nom nom”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: Antarctica

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The Calvitat of Hobbitat is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Toeless Bob with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, public floggings, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 23.44 billion Hobbitots enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Law & Order, with Education, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nutbush City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Hobbitatian economy, worth an astonishing 10,236 trillion hairy toes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 436,716 hairy toes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,334,077 per year while the poor average 110,808, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Nutbush City, and elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hobbitat's national animal is the lemming, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Hobbitat is ranked 5th in Antarctica and 419th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 500 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 minutes ago

  • 8 hours ago: Hobbitat was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
  • 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • 2 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Nutbush City.
  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • 3 days 20 hours ago: Hobbitat voted against the World Assembly Resolution "War Crimes Tribunal".
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government.
  • 8 days ago: Hobbitat voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Marine Debris Accord"".

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Endorsements Received: 5 » The Voltarum, Piedra Negra, Glorious Land of Freedom, Free4All, and Peradias.

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