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Least Corrupt Governments: 6,332ndBest Weather: 15,470thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,890th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The third way, a mixed economy
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Hoveton

Population1.166 billion

CurrencyPound
AnimalCanary

The Republic of Hoveton is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.166 billion Hovetonians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 56.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Hovetonian economy, worth 57.0 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 48,855 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, Hoveton's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives, and scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hoveton's national animal is the Canary, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hoveton is ranked 239,858th in the world and 11,162nd in The North Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 1.19 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 6,332ndTop
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Best Weather: 15,470thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,890thNicest Citizens: 17,306thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,773rdMost Inclusive: 19,615thMost Secular: 20,917thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,465thSafest: 26,784th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 342nd in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 808th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 868th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 880th in the regionNicest Citizens: 957th in the regionMost Secular: 959th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,065th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,123rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1,269th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hoveton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoveton, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoveton, Hoveton's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoveton, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoveton, weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoveton, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoveton, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoveton, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoveton, councils up and down the country wrangle over legal matters.
  • : Hoveton was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".

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