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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,263rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,272ndLargest Black Market: 4,353rd
The Unexpected Journey of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
United we stand, united we fall!
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Hobbit

Population17.373 billion

CapitalHobbiton
LeaderFrodo Baggins
FaithEru Ilúvatar

CurrencyTower
Animaleagle

The Unexpected Journey of The Hobbit is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Frodo Baggins with an even hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, disturbing lack of elderly people, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 17.373 billion Hobbitians 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.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hobbiton. The average income tax rate is 55.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Hobbitian economy, worth a remarkable 2,131 trillion Towers a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 122,701 Towers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

A weakened police force struggles to maintain law and order, back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, and scenic beaches are now protected by massive concrete walls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Hobbit's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Eru Ilúvatar.

The Hobbit is ranked 222,701st in the world and 113th in Middle Earth for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -0.58 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,263rdTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,272ndLargest Black Market: 4,353rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,607thHighest Economic Output: 8,830thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,596thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,218thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,225thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,640thMost Armed: 12,336thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,671stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,149thTop
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Largest Populations: 15,252ndMost Corrupt Governments: 16,843rdMost Efficient Economies: 17,996thHealthiest Citizens: 18,312thMost Influential: 20,887thMost Stationary: 21,108thHighest Average Incomes: 24,852ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26,486th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : The Hobbit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.

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