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Largest Mining Sector: 996thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,069thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,172nd
The Daily Wanderings of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Anyone Seen A Carrot?
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Featured Hopper

Population3.256 billion

CapitalCarrot City
Leaderthat scwewy wabbit

Currencycarrot
Animalhopper

The Daily Wanderings of Featured Hopper is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by that scwewy wabbit with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, fear of technology, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.256 billion Featured Hoppers are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carrot City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Featured Hopperian economy, worth 689 trillion carrots a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 211,733 carrots, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 823,546 per year while the poor average 37,220, a ratio of 22.1 to 1.

Toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam", a recent "genocide prevention" campaign includes murdering children based on their DNA, an underground movement of cigarette smokers has sprung up in response to a government ban, and corporations claim the third ounce of any metal traded in a wicker-cone on the Sunday of a full moon as a charitable expense. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Featured Hopper's national animal is the hopper, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Featured Hopper is ranked 56,331st in the world and 10th in Soyuz Sovietskik Sotsialistik Respubliks for Highest Poor Incomes, with 37,220.22 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Mining Sector: 996thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,069thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,172ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,724thMost Patriotic: 2,584thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,981stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,072ndLargest Black Market: 3,483rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,689thMost Devout: 5,436thMost Avoided: 5,530thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,554thMost Efficient Economies: 5,853rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,245thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,341stHighest Average Incomes: 6,390thNudest: 7,475thLargest Governments: 11,042ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,076thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,815thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,457thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,226thMost Authoritarian: 16,794thLowest Crime Rates: 18,482ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,649thMost Developed: 23,183rdMost Conservative: 24,074thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26,879th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the region

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