Most Armed: 4,144th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,364th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,369th
The Indebted State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The Debt shall be Recovered.
Treasuary Master Tom
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Indebted State of Hobbovia is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Treasuary Master Tom with an even hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, compulsory military service, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 7.488 billion Hobbovians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Warre. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The strong Hobbovian economy, worth 994 trillion Hobbeses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 132,825 Hobbeses, with the richest citizens earning 8.5 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has always been at war with Bigtopia, bizarre-looking creatures called 'Leviathandogs' dominate wildlife preserves, teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house, and the native owl population is in permanent hibernation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Hobbovia's national animal is the Leviathan, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hobbovia is ranked 150,606th in the world and 34th in Commonwealth of Free Nations for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -34.64 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Armed: 4,144thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,364thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,369thMost Average: 5,144thMost Avoided: 5,150thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,283rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,211thLargest Retail Industry: 6,393rdMost Secular: 6,412thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,542ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,806thSmartest Citizens: 7,223rdLargest Insurance Industry: 7,376thLargest Mining Sector: 7,454thFattest Citizens: 7,585thTop
Rudest Citizens: 9,582ndHighest Economic Output: 10,214thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,070thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,297thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,062ndLargest Black Market: 13,555thHighest Average Incomes: 14,708th
Most Average: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the region

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