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The Calvitat of Hobbitat

“Om nom nom”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: Antarctica

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The Calvitat of Hobbitat is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Toeless Bob with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 22.877 billion Hobbitots are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

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.

Organ donation is compulsory, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Nutbush City, and Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity. 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 4th in Antarctica and 468th in the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare, scoring 309 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago

  • 2 hours ago: Hobbitat was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Nutbush City.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, organ donation is compulsory.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, loans are available for students from poor families.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • 8 days ago: Hobbitat was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbitat, litter collection has replaced fast food as the most popular after-school job.

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