by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,219th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,505th Largest Retail Industry: 2,534th
The Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
Ticks itch!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Good

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The Empire of Hibsboro is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 552 million Hibsborians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hibsboro Megalopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.4%.

The all-consuming Hibsborian economy, worth 76.2 trillion Antlers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 138,013 Antlers, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 632,944 per year while the poor average 18,281, a ratio of 34.6 to 1.

Corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians, the judicial system legislates morality, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Hibsborian language, and pollution is on the rise along with government approvals of fracking projects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Hibsboro's national animal is the Hedgehog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Hibsboro is ranked 61,671st in the world and 2,020th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 101.819552891 Days.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,219thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,505thLargest Retail Industry: 2,534thLargest Mining Sector: 3,132ndMost Influential: 3,300thRudest Citizens: 3,390thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,456thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,925thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,508thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,543rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,703rdMost Avoided: 4,995thFattest Citizens: 5,406thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,233rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,376thMost Devout: 6,848thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,792ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,631stLargest Gambling Industry: 11,231stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,388thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,119thHighest Average Incomes: 14,229thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,980th
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Largest Mining Sector: 74th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 77th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 112th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 114th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 115th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 127th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 128th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 130th in the regionRudest Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Avoided: 140th in the regionFattest Citizens: 163rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 184th in the regionMost Devout: 232nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 260th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 353rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 377th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 414th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 459th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 545th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 608th in the regionMost Armed: 799th in the regionMost Influential: 857th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 881st in the region

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