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Highest Drug Use: 2,634thMost Primitive: 3,115thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,839th
The Floof of
Left-wing Utopia
Something fuzzy this way comes
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
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Woolly Hippopotamus

Population583 million

CapitalHippodrome

Currencyfur buck
AnimalRiver Horse

The Floof of Woolly Hippopotamus is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 583 million Woolly Hippopotami are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hippodrome. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Woolly economy, worth 8.82 trillion fur bucks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Trout Farming industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 15,125 fur bucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", most politicians belong to the Church of the Divine Kickback, and cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Woolly Hippopotamus's national animal is the River Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Woolly Hippopotamus is ranked 257,763rd in the world and 27th in The Sasquatch Republic for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -13.34 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Highest Drug Use: 2,634thTop
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Most Primitive: 3,115thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,839thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,746thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 13,711thNicest Citizens: 13,732ndBest Weather: 14,184thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,429thMost Income Equality: 17,691stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,588thMost Devout: 19,226thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,081stMost Inclusive: 22,826thMost Pacifist: 23,889thMost Cheerful Citizens: 25,242nd
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Woolly Hippopotamus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use and the Top 10% for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Woolly Hippopotamus changed its national motto to "Something fuzzy this way comes" and its nation type to "Floof".
  • : Following new legislation in Woolly Hippopotamus, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.
  • : Following new legislation in Woolly Hippopotamus, most politicians belong to the Church of the Divine Kickback.
  • : Following new legislation in Woolly Hippopotamus, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun".
  • : Following new legislation in Woolly Hippopotamus, one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes.
  • : Following new legislation in Woolly Hippopotamus, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Woolly Hippopotamus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Woolly Hippopotamus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Woolly Hippopotamus, the tightness of border controls in Woolly Hippopotamus leave a little to be desired.

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