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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,177th Most Efficient Economies: 1,770th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,825th
The Unbearable Lightness of
Tyranny by Majority
Why walk when you can hover!
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Enforcer
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Civil Rights
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Hovertanks

Population15.986 billion

CapitalTurtle Cove
LeaderAcademician Prokhor Zakharov
Faithignosticism

Currencygravitollar
Animalsupernaturally nimble turtle

The Unbearable Lightness of Hovertanks is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Academician Prokhor Zakharov with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 15.986 billion Hovertanksians enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

The large, moralistic, outspoken government is dominated by the Department of Industry, although Spirituality, Defense, and Public Transport are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Turtle Cove. The average income tax rate is 64.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hovertanksian economy, worth a remarkable 1,549 trillion gravitollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 96,956 gravitollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, the government is spending billions of taxpayer gravitollars to support the Tourism industry, and dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hovertanks's national animal is the supernaturally nimble turtle, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans, and its national religion is ignosticism.

Hovertanks is ranked 2,628th in the world and 1st in The Moon for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 8,410.86 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,177thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,770thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,825thMost Stationary: 2,249thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,628thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,053rdLargest Populations: 8,149thMost Secular: 8,156thMost Politically Free: 8,915thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,373rdLargest Black Market: 11,649thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,538thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,569thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,807thMost Influential: 13,480thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,593rd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hovertanks's influence in The Moon rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Hovertanks's influence in The Moon rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Hovertanks was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Hovertanks was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Hovertanks was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Hovertanks was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Hovertanks was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Hovertanks's influence in The Moon rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Hovertanks was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Hovertanks was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.

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