by Max Barry

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,635thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,308thLargest Retail Industry: 21,158th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Hoof and Hand together in Harmony
Civil Rights
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Population3.614 billion



The Republic of Hippocratia is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-working, democratic population of 3.614 billion Hippocratians 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 tiny, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, although Industry, Defense, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Healthcare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mare-A-Thon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.2%.

The powerhouse Hippocratian economy, worth 163 trillion Bits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Furniture Restoration industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 45,149 Bits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 154,896 per year while the poor average 9,658, a ratio of 16.0 to 1.

Euthanasia is legal, voting is voluntary, meat-eating is frowned upon, and Hippocratia has designated Mare-A-Thon as its capital city. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Hippocratia's national animal is the Phoenix.

Hippocratia is ranked 103,404th in the world and 15th in Pony Realms for Most Influential, scoring 238 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,635thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,308thLargest Retail Industry: 21,158thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,750th
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the region

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