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Rudest Citizens: 92ndHighest Crime Rates: 161stMost Armed: 209th
The Opossocracy of
Anarchy
*aggressive fiddle playing*
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Vice-Delegate / Gunner's Mate
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Hillbillica

Population2.75 billion

CapitalStalebelly Gulch
LeaderHigh Fiddler Obadiah
FaithHeathenism

Currencypelt
Animalopossum

The Opossocracy of Hillbillica is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by High Fiddler Obadiah with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, ritual sacrifices, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.75 billion Hillbillies live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stalebelly Gulch. Income tax is unheard of.

The all-consuming Hillbillican economy, worth 476 trillion pelts a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 173,208 pelts, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,043,933 per year while the poor average 12,926, a ratio of 80.8 to 1.

It's been a banner year for local vexillology, terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill, and strange men lingering in offices distributing television sets is a basis for a system of government. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hillbillica's national animal is the opossum, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Heathenism.

Hillbillica is ranked 15,157th in the world and 3rd in Realm of the Whispering Winds for Most Extreme, scoring 40.39 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 92ndHighest Crime Rates: 161stMost Armed: 209thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 236thFattest Citizens: 389thLargest Retail Industry: 415thMost Ignorant Citizens: 581stMost Avoided: 718thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 874thMost Rebellious Youth: 881stLargest Gambling Industry: 941stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,095thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,171stLargest Mining Sector: 1,829thHighest Drug Use: 1,915thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,086thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,316thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,292ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,330thMost Influential: 4,436thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,515thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,604thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,892ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,678thNudest: 8,874thHighest Average Incomes: 9,317thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,480thMost Politically Free: 11,899thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,819thMost Pro-Market: 13,184thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,561stMost Inclusive: 13,874thMost Extreme: 15,157thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,562ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,945th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, strange men lingering in offices distributing television sets is a basis for a system of government.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill.
  • : Hillbillica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities".
  • : Hillbillica voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Vandoosa"".
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, it's been a banner year for local vexillology.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, having skeletons in one's closet is no longer just a macabre idiom.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, politicians tack on a service charge for assisting with casework.
  • : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents.

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