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Best Weather: 2,470th Most Beautiful Environments: 3,804th Largest Populations: 4,231st
The Floating Island of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Freedom is not for free (Seneca, Ep. Mor. 104)
Regional Influence
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Good

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The Floating Island of Hyperbolic Orbit is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, devout population of 18.94 billion Hyperbolic Orbitians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Menaion. The average income tax rate is 81.0%.

The Hyperbolic Orbitian economy, worth 516 trillion Hugs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 27,265 Hugs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade, and crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hyperbolic Orbit's national animal is the orbital cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hyperbolic Orbit is ranked 80,213th in the world and 1,695th in Osiris for Most Primitive, scoring -57.96 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Best Weather: 2,470thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,804thLargest Populations: 4,231stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,541stMost Influential: 5,499thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,377thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,604thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,586thMost Cultured: 7,765thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 8,779thMost Devout: 8,850thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,178thNicest Citizens: 10,292ndHealthiest Citizens: 11,225thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,801stMost Stationary: 11,969thMost Pacifist: 12,543rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,394thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,273rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionMost Influential: 55th in the regionBest Weather: 84th in the regionLargest Populations: 95th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 118th in the regionMost Stationary: 189th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 196th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 230th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 247th in the regionMost Cultured: 249th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 290th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 341st in the regionNicest Citizens: 344th in the regionMost Devout: 378th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 422nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 437th in the region

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