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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 102nd Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 103rd Highest Economic Output: 106th
The Precious Taters of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Om nom nom
Regional Influence
Dealmaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Precious Taters of Hobbitat is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Toeless Bob with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 28.848 billion Hobbitots have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nutbush City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Hobbitatian economy, worth an astonishing 13,713 trillion hairy toes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 475,372 hairy toes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, pigeon fanciers are depressed since all their charges have gone off the twig... they've kicked the bucket... they've shuffled off their mortal coils run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible... they are EX-PIGEONS, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy", and Hobbitat's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hobbitat's national animal is the lemming, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Hobbitat is ranked 91,830th in the world and 25th in Antarctica for Most Authoritarian, with 0.14 Stalins.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 102ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 103rdHighest Economic Output: 106thLargest Retail Industry: 120thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 124thHighest Poor Incomes: 137thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 163rdLargest Mining Sector: 174thHighest Average Incomes: 200thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 239thLargest Agricultural Sector: 240thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 371stSmartest Citizens: 376thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 441stLargest Insurance Industry: 490thMost Avoided: 595thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 643rdFattest Citizens: 656thMost Scientifically Advanced: 667thLargest Black Market: 689thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 753rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 771stMost Secular: 830thMost Stationary: 830thRudest Citizens: 834thLargest Populations: 899thLargest Publishing Industry: 899thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,377thMost Influential: 1,404thLowest Crime Rates: 1,476thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,488thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,864thMost Efficient Economies: 2,385thLargest Governments: 2,507thSafest: 2,556thMost Cultured: 2,862ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,866thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,502ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,350thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,735thMost Pacifist: 6,074thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,063rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,596thNudest: 13,552nd
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, Hobbitat's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Hobbitat voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Enabling The Disabled In Academia".
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy".
  • : Hobbitat was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, pigeon fanciers are depressed since all their charges have gone off the twig... they've kicked the bucket... they've shuffled off their mortal coils run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible... they are EX-PIGEONS.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Hobbitat, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Piedra Negra, The Voltarum, and Jelewland.

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