|Leader||Emperor Wiking I|
|Faith||a major religion|
The Interstellar United Kingdom of The Tophat Empire is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Wiking I with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, national health service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.037 billion Tophat Empireans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Healthcare, Education, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Taaun. The average income tax rate is 90.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The Tophat Empirean economy, worth 924 trillion Empiroates a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 92,064 Empiroates, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Taaun to enjoy their national art, the newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, and only AI know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. The Tophat Empire's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Tophat Empire's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : The Tophat Empire was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
- : The Tophat Empire's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : The Tophat Empire's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : The Tophat Empire was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- : The Tophat Empire's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : The Tophat Empire altered its national flag.
- : The Tophat Empire was refounded in Balder.
- : The Tophat Empire ceased to exist in Lazarus.
- : The Tophat Empire was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.