Spotlight on:

National Flag

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

OverviewFactbookPeopleGovernmentEconomyTrendAnalysis

The Indebted State of Hobbovia is a massive, economically powerful nation, ruled by Treasuary Master Tom with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.536 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 on the agenda. 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 33rd in Europe and 5,437th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 7 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 20 days ago

  • 5 days ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 10%).
  • 8 days ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbovia, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable.
  • 27 days ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
  • 29 days ago: Hobbovia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Conservative.
  • 41 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbovia, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • 41 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbovia, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.
  • 51 days ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 54 days ago: Hobbovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 63 days ago: Following new legislation in Hobbovia, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.

More...

View Forum posts

by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics