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The Daily Wanderings of Featured Hopper

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Location: The Union of Democratic States

Regional Influence: Zero


The Daily Wanderings of Featured Hopper is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and feral children. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.005 billion Featured Hoppers are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carrot City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 82.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Featured Hopperian economy, worth 622 trillion carrots a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 207,175 carrots, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 623,389 per year while the poor average 53,712, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

Children get arrested for floating paper boats on lakes, 90% of active duty FHAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, bereaved families are assigned a new housemate the day after the funeral, and the nation's forests are full of treasure hunters in military-grade survival gear. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Featured Hopper's national animal is the hopper, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Featured Hopper is ranked 190,282nd in the world and 265th in The Union of Democratic States for Highest Drug Use, scoring 38.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Subsidized Industry: 1,586thLargest Mining Sector: 1,759thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,870thMost Patriotic: 2,357thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,723rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,659thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,873rdLargest Black Market: 4,172ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,738thMost Devout: 4,993rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,247thMost Efficient Economies: 5,930thHighest Average Incomes: 6,740thNudest: 7,666thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,948thMost Avoided: 8,100thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,121stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,646thLargest Governments: 11,106thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,945thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,296thLowest Crime Rates: 17,754thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,413thMost Developed: 20,388thMost Authoritarian: 21,788thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,043rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 22,838th
Most Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 15th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionMost Conservative: 33rd in the region

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