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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 89thMost Primitive: 556thHighest Crime Rates: 2,172nd
The Robot of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Cute little robots! Squeee!
Maximillian III
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Hoffania

Population7.453 billion

CapitalNovus Romanum
LeaderMaximillian III
FaithVioletism

CurrencySilver Dollar
AnimalRobot

The Robot of Hoffania is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Maximillian III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, prohibition of alcohol, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.453 billion Hoffanians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Novus Romanum. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 37.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Hoffanian economy, worth 686 trillion Silver Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,104 Silver Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 277,140 per year while the poor average 23,878, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

Epileptic patients switch their medications to whichever has a 'buy one get one free' offer, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, Jennifer Government is banned, and the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Hoffania's national animal is the Robot, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Violetism.

Hoffania is ranked 232,871st in the world and 7,441st in the Rejected Realms for Fattest Citizens, with 5.02 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 89thMost Primitive: 556thHighest Crime Rates: 2,172ndTop
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Most Devout: 3,017thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,609thMost Cultured: 5,283rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,516thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,527thBest Weather: 6,278thMost Influential: 6,602ndLargest Black Market: 6,888thLargest Retail Industry: 7,074thMost Inclusive: 8,370thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,796thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,391stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 12,290thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,629thMost Pacifist: 16,194thNicest Citizens: 16,664thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,475thMost Developed: 19,974thHealthiest Citizens: 22,041st
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 95th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 106th in the regionMost Devout: 112th in the regionMost Cultured: 139th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 157th in the regionBest Weather: 164th in the regionMost Inclusive: 179th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 205th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 229th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 260th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 269th in the regionNicest Citizens: 293rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 301st in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 434th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 449th in the regionLargest Black Market: 486th in the region

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