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Safest: 4,243rdMost Pacifist: 4,333rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,651st
The Social Democratic Dominion of
Democratic Socialists
For Hope guides the way
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Hopal

Population1.759 billion

CapitalHopton
LeaderPrime Minister John Stophoe

CurrencyTong
AnimalElephant

The Social Democratic Dominion of Hopal is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister John Stophoe with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.759 billion Hopalians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hopton. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Hopalian economy, worth 132 trillion Tongs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Average income is 75,506 Tongs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming, and the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hopal's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hopal is ranked 15,664th in the world and 4th in Union of Democrats for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 2,607.72 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Safest: 4,243rdMost Pacifist: 4,333rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,651stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,493rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,963rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,680thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,291stBest Weather: 9,033rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,247thNicest Citizens: 9,307thHealthiest Citizens: 9,751stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,864thMost Inclusive: 10,166thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,520thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,043rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,142ndLargest Welfare Programs: 11,868thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,923rdTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,337thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,785thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,182ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,664thMost Income Equality: 15,936thMost Influential: 16,363rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,847thLargest Governments: 17,455thSmartest Citizens: 21,518th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hopal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Hopal, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year.
  • : Following new legislation in Hopal, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Hopal, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • : Following new legislation in Hopal, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • : Following new legislation in Hopal, diplomatic cables about Prime Minister John Stophoe have suddenly been very flattering.
  • : Following new legislation in Hopal, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists.
  • : Hopal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hopal, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Hopal, nobody knows why the caged Elephant sings.

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