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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 83rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 185thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 219th
The Corporate Fleet of
Corporate Police State
Nothing more comfy than an old jumper!
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Hyperspatial Travel

Population20.615 billion

CapitalFirst Landing
LeaderViceroy Cen Skyrzie
FaithOld Jumperism

CurrencyOld Jumper
AnimalOld Jumper

The Corporate Fleet of Hyperspatial Travel is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Viceroy Cen Skyrzie with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, conspicuous electricity pylons, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 20.615 billion Talythians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of First Landing. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Hyperspatial Travelian economy, worth a remarkable 6,695 trillion Old Jumpers 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 Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 324,783 Old Jumpers, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,027,225 per year while the poor average 3,110, a ratio of 973 to 1.

Knitting needles have been banned in the name of public safety, concussed Old Jumperball players cannot remember their lineup position, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, and commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Hyperspatial Travel's national animal is the Old Jumper, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Old Jumperism.

Hyperspatial Travel is ranked 154,603rd in the world and 29th in The Milky Way Galaxy for Most Average, scoring 22.23 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 83rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 185thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 219thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 328thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 350thLargest Insurance Industry: 399thMost Avoided: 446thLargest Mining Sector: 475thHighest Disposable Incomes: 493rdFattest Citizens: 566thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 625thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 649thLargest Agricultural Sector: 666thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 684thLargest Gambling Industry: 722ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 775thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 821stHighest Economic Output: 942ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,091stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,177thHighest Average Incomes: 1,433rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,513thHighest Crime Rates: 1,683rdTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,006thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,159thRudest Citizens: 3,539thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,100thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,490thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,601stLargest Populations: 5,474thMost Secular: 7,166thMost Pro-Market: 7,621stTop
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Most Armed: 9,364thLargest Black Market: 11,173rdSmartest Citizens: 14,087th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hyperspatial Travel, commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperspatial Travel, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperspatial Travel, concussed Old Jumperball players cannot remember their lineup position.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperspatial Travel, knitting needles have been banned in the name of public safety.
  • : Hyperspatial Travel was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperspatial Travel, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Viceroy Cen Skyrzie's wardrobe.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperspatial Travel, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperspatial Travel, foreign leaders never seem to want to shake hands with Viceroy Cen Skyrzie.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperspatial Travel, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyperspatial Travel, the rainbow assortment of chemicals in the water has turned the frogs gay.

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