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The Calvitat of Hobbitat

“Om nom nom”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: Antarctica

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The Calvitat of Hobbitat is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Toeless Bob with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 22.305 billion Hobbitots enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nutbush City. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Uranium Mining, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology industries.

The government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss, and prison visits increase substantially during election years. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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, and its currency is the hairy toe.

Hobbitat is ranked 58th in Antarctica and 111,757th in the world for Happiest Citizens, scoring -13 on the Relative Cheerfulness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 hours ago

  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave.
  • 3 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Hobbitat voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Convention on Fracking".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park.
  • 6 days ago: Hobbitat's influence in Antarctica rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, the lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, coalition governments are essential to passing new laws.
  • 8 days ago: Hobbitat was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".

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