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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,661st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,825th Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,947th
The Superior Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State
It's for the children
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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New Hanktopia

Population1.517 billion

CapitalThe Citadel of New Hanktopia
LeaderEmporer Hank
FaithDo-What-Glorious-Leader-Tells-You-ism

CurrencyTon of diamond
AnimalTardigrade

The Superior Dictatorship of New Hanktopia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Emporer Hank with an iron fist, and notable for its aversion to nipples, flagrant waste-dumping, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.517 billion Hanktopians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel of New Hanktopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hanktopian economy, worth 200 trillion Tons of diamond a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 131,895 Tons of diamond, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 631,775 per year while the poor average 16,113, a ratio of 39.2 to 1.

The legal system for the political class is completely separate from the one for normal citizens, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, unemployed youngsters trained to kill are being released en masse into society, and posters encourage people to "Just Do It!". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. New Hanktopia's national animal is the Tardigrade, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Do-What-Glorious-Leader-Tells-You-ism.

New Hanktopia is ranked 3,755th in the world and 185th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 17,463 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,661stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,825thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,947thMost Avoided: 2,357thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,426thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,786thFattest Citizens: 2,871stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,264thLargest Mining Sector: 3,428thLargest Retail Industry: 3,755thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,144thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,237thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,436thMost Primitive: 4,854thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,116thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,705thTop
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Most Influential: 8,243rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,918thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,471stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,544thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,905thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,226th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 66th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 71st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 72nd in the regionMost Avoided: 75th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 94th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 101st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 105th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 118th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 155th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 157th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 177th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 185th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 190th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 191st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 247th in the regionMost Primitive: 252nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 347th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 407th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 515th in the regionLargest Black Market: 552nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 621st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 654th in the region

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