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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th Most Avoided: 12th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th
The Incorporated States of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Phnguli mgwl'nafa Cthulhu R'lyeah fhtagn waga'nagl.
Influence
Hegemony
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Hyperbia

Population30.569 billion

CapitalTast
LeaderEibon

Currencytulu metal
AnimalShoggoth

The Incorporated States of Hyperbia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Eibon with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, smutty television, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 30.569 billion Hyperbians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tast. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Hyperbian economy, worth an astonishing 22,256 trillion tulu metals 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, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 728,062 tulu metals, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,323,138 per year while the poor average 56,345, a ratio of 76.7 to 1.

Only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens, ships are encouraged to deliberately run aground onto Hyperbian beaches, Hyperbia's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, and road rage is rarer but more terminal now that many people drive fully-operational battle tanks to work. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hyperbia's national animal is the Shoggoth, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hyperbia is ranked 56th in the world and 1st in Pyoko for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 56,267.36 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9thMost Avoided: 12thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14thMost Secular: 14thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 27thFattest Citizens: 29thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 30thHighest Economic Output: 30thMost Scientifically Advanced: 32ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 35thHighest Average Incomes: 38thLargest Retail Industry: 51stLargest Gambling Industry: 56thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 58thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 61stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 63rdLargest Insurance Industry: 79thMost Armed: 81stMost Corrupt Governments: 81stLargest Mining Sector: 94thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 111thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 122ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 160thRudest Citizens: 201stSmartest Citizens: 249thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 265thLargest Information Technology Sector: 273rdLargest Populations: 713thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,064thHighest Crime Rates: 1,479thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,031stLargest Black Market: 2,759thMost Influential: 3,214thMost Cultured: 5,912thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,348thMost Pro-Market: 6,854thTop
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Most Stationary: 8,961st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hyperbia, road rage is rarer but more terminal now that many people drive fully-operational battle tanks to work.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperbia, Hyperbia's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperbia, ships are encouraged to deliberately run aground onto Hyperbian beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperbia, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperbia, police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperbia, penniless buskers are singing for their supper.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperbia, children deemed 'disorderly' or otherwise unfit for public schools are shipped off to military academies.
  • : Hyperbia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ozone Layer Protection".
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperbia, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperbia, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment.

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