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Hornetopia

Population1.925 billion

CapitalRock City
LeaderThe Lord of the Realm

CurrencyGroat
AnimalDog of War

The United Kingdom of Hornetopia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by The Lord of the Realm with an even hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 1.925 billion Saxons are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rock City. The average income tax rate is 66.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Hornetopian economy, worth 138 trillion Groats a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,083 Groats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, treaties are taken to be mere rules of thumb, cults that offer eternal life after death to those who follow a self-sacrificing saviour are frowned upon, and advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hornetopia's national animal is the Dog of War, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hornetopia is ranked 26,284th in the world and 760th in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 76.62 on the Human Development Index.

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Best Weather: 10,367thMost Influential: 12,035thSafest: 13,079thMost Pacifist: 13,993rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,183rdMost Beautiful Environments: 16,158thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,583rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,510thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,398th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 422nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 436th in the regionSafest: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 515th in the regionMost Pacifist: 526th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 528th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 541st in the regionMost Influential: 632nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 702nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 719th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 750th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 755th in the regionMost Developed: 760th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references.
  • : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, cults that offer eternal life after death to those who follow a self-sacrificing saviour are frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, treaties are taken to be mere rules of thumb.
  • : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.
  • : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality.
  • : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Hornetopian sovereign territory.
  • : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Hornetopia's influence in The East Pacific fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".

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