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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,449thMost Primitive: 1,884thMost Devout: 2,769th
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Population2.955 billion

LeaderPresident Bulalacao
FaithRoman Catholicism


The Commonwealth of Hintuwan is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Bulalacao with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, ritual sacrifices, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.955 billion Hintuwanis are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Industry, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Haijing. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 31.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Hintuwani economy, worth 273 trillion piloncitoes a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Automobile Manufacturing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 92,461 piloncitoes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 482,502 per year while the poor average 9,537, a ratio of 50.6 to 1.

Grazing lands are filled with cattle wearing odd-looking anti-pollution devices, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, citizens are expected to be armed at all times, and raindances intended to summon storms instead attract tourists. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Hintuwan's national animal is the carabao and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Hintuwan is ranked 261,226th in the world and 207th in The Western Isles for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -161.15 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,449thMost Primitive: 1,884thTop
Most Devout: 2,769thHighest Crime Rates: 3,538thFattest Citizens: 3,659thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,923rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,067thLargest Retail Industry: 5,859thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,427thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,662ndRudest Citizens: 8,223rdMost Avoided: 8,797thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,203rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,626thMost Armed: 11,779thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 15,432ndLargest Welfare Programs: 20,965thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,149thHighest Disposable Incomes: 24,502ndLargest Black Market: 25,509thMost Influential: 25,609th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Primitive: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the region

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