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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 67thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,035thBest Weather: 10,564th
The Most Serene Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Hop
Hoping
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Hoping For The Best

Population5.781 billion

CapitalIceburg
LeaderHoping

Currencypiece
Animalhop ray

The Most Serene Republic of Hoping For The Best is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Hoping with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 5.781 billion Hoppers are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iceburg. The average income tax rate is 67.0%.

The thriving Hoping For The Bestian economy, worth 452 trillion pieces a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 78,338 pieces, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

The government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, untold millions of pieces are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme, referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population, and "Mad Max: Returning Again to Barrydrome" is this year's unexpected summer blockbuster. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hoping For The Best's national animal is the hop ray, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Hoping For The Best is ranked 147,210th in the world and 276th in Thaecia for Most Pro-Market, scoring 29.67 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 67thTop
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Best Weather: 10,564thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,862ndMost Influential: 11,328thMost Pacifist: 12,067thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,131stLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,109thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,168thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,316thNicest Citizens: 13,627thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,917thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,949thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,061stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,224thMost Inclusive: 19,385th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionBest Weather: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 38th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 38th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 39th in the region

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