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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 361st Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,514th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
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Truckler
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Civil Rights
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Powerhouse
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Hoipan

Population398 million

CapitalKyoto

CurrencyYen
AnimalShiba

The Empire of Hoipan is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, avowedly heterosexual populace, and frequent executions. The cynical, devout population of 398 million Hoipanese 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kyoto. The average income tax rate is 65.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Hoipanian economy, worth 36.0 trillion Yen a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 90,506 Yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids, and the government snoops on private internet connections. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hoipan's national animal is the Shiba, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hoipan is ranked 99,611th in the world and 23rd in Future Earth for Highest Economic Output, with 36.0 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 361stTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,514th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hoipan, the government snoops on private internet connections.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoipan, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoipan, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoipan, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoipan, customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high.
  • : Hoipan was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Hoipan, gambling is outlawed.
  • : Hoipan was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Hoipan, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Leader's wardrobe.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoipan, all the playground's a stage for Hoipanian schoolchildren.

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