by Max Barry

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,204thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,316thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,368th
The Retired Daimyo of
Benevolent Dictatorship
.....Good to be back.....
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population27.212 billion



The Retired Daimyo of Hotti is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kitty with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 27.212 billion Hottians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tokyo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Hottian economy, worth a remarkable 5,423 trillion Yen a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 199,290 Yen, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

Oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case, getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in Hotti, and the government's official stance on scientific inquiry is 'there's no question so big that it can't be ignored'. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hotti's national animal is the Fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Shinto.

Hotti is ranked 37,513th in the world and 3rd in Feudal Japan for Rudest Citizens, with 78.44 Insults Per Minute.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,204thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,316thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,368thHighest Economic Output: 1,605thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,759thFattest Citizens: 1,785thTop
Most Avoided: 2,591stLargest Gambling Industry: 2,762ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,787thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,928thLargest Populations: 2,992ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,932ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,032ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,100thHighest Crime Rates: 4,251stMost Efficient Economies: 4,342ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,631stLargest Mining Sector: 5,128thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,478thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,887thHighest Average Incomes: 6,329thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,656thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,556thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,313thMost Armed: 8,576thLargest Retail Industry: 8,604thTop
Most Stationary: 11,926thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,943rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,230thLargest Black Market: 16,642ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,923rdMost Cultured: 18,282ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,761stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,998thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20,190thMost Pro-Market: 20,380thSmartest Citizens: 21,026thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,140th
Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hotti was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Hotti was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Hotti was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Hotti was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Hotti was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Benevolent Dictatorship".
  • : Hotti was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : The Shinobi of The Shadow Warrior granted Border Control authority to Hotti as Daimyo in Feudal Japan.
  • : The Shinobi of The Shadow Warrior appointed Hotti as Daimyo with authority over Appearance, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Feudal Japan.
  • : Hotti endorsed The Shinobi of The Shadow Warrior.
  • : Hotti was admitted to the World Assembly.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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