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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,413thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,080thLargest Black Market: 4,363rd
The Unexpected Journey of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
United we stand, united we fall!
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Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Hobbit

Population14.939 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 remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, daily referendums, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 14.939 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 1,833 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 122,729 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 32,921st in the world and 16th in Middle Earth for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 5,669.32 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,080thLargest Black Market: 4,363rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,576thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,970thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,074thHighest Economic Output: 9,236thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,173rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,414thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,032ndTop
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Most Armed: 12,737thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,483rdMost Corrupt Governments: 15,954thHealthiest Citizens: 16,392ndMost Efficient Economies: 16,450thLargest Populations: 16,516thHighest Average Incomes: 22,353rd
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the region

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