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The Indebted State of Hobbovia

“The Debt shall be Recovered.”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europe

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The Indebted State of Hobbovia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Treasuary Master Tom with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.495 billion 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Defence, although Education and Law & Order are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Warre. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 18%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Information Technology and Uranium Mining.

A typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, the number of students attending university has reached a record high, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, and recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hobbovia's national animal is the Leviathan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Hobbes.

Hobbovia is ranked 98th in Europe and 16,714th in the world for Highest Police Ratios, scoring 80 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago

  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbovia, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable.
  • 20 days ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
  • 22 days ago: Hobbovia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Conservative.
  • 34 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbovia, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • 34 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbovia, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.
  • 44 days ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 47 days ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 56 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbovia, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • 66 days ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.

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