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Most Income Equality: 4,153rdLargest Populations: 11,094thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,830th
The Shire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
For Hobitton
Influence
Dominator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Superb

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Hobbits

Population15.705 billion

CapitalHobbiton
LeaderBilbo
FaithHobbitism

CurrencyDime
Animalpony

The Shire of Hobbits is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Bilbo with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 15.705 billion Hobbits love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hobbiton. The average income tax rate is 76.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Hobbiton economy, worth 106 trillion Dimes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Basket Weaving, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 6,767 Dimes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hobbits has designated Hobbiton as its capital city, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, Hobbitism has been named as Hobbits's national religion, and Bilbo has just been declared ruler of Hobbits in an international press conference. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hobbits's national animal is the pony, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hobbitism.

Hobbits is ranked 227,407th in the world and 2nd in Region of Something for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 6,922.33 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Income Equality: 4,153rdLargest Populations: 11,094thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 17,830thLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,165th

National Happenings

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  • : Hobbits was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Hobbits was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Hobbits was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Hobbits was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Hobbits was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Hobbits was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Hobbits was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Hobbits was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Hobbits's influence in Region of Something rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Dominator".
  • : Hobbits's influence in Region of Something rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".

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