Highest Poor Incomes: 59th Largest Retail Industry: 68th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 84th
The Precious Taters of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Om nom nom
Regional Influence
Instigator
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Precious Taters of Hobbitat is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Toeless Bob with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 27.093 billion Hobbitots have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. 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 12,938 trillion hairy toes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 477,575 hairy toes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals, in its new More is More campaign the government advertises obese men and women posing coquettishly with baked goods to spare their blushes, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, and space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft. 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 615th in the world and 2nd in Antarctica for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 452.11 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 59thLargest Retail Industry: 68thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 84thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 89thHighest Economic Output: 113thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 135thLargest Mining Sector: 151stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 162ndHighest Average Incomes: 189thLargest Agricultural Sector: 206thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 217thMost Secular: 362ndSmartest Citizens: 381stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 434thRudest Citizens: 436thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 470thMost Avoided: 541stLargest Insurance Industry: 544thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 554thFattest Citizens: 587thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 615thLargest Black Market: 652ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 702ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 822ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 885thLargest Populations: 964thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,034thMost Stationary: 1,058thMost Influential: 1,263rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,424thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,121stLowest Crime Rates: 2,132ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,934thLargest Governments: 3,353rdMost Cultured: 3,422ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,749thSafest: 4,012thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,869thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,093rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,494thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,717thMost Pacifist: 10,861stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,518th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, in its new More is More campaign the government advertises obese men and women posing coquettishly with baked goods to spare their blushes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, protests are legal but strictly supervised.

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