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The Smiling Thralls of Hosterica

“There is nothing wrong. Smile and get on with your day.”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Smiling Thralls of Hosterica is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Host with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, compulsory military service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 15.948 billion Hostericans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hostiapolis. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The thriving Hosterican economy, worth a remarkable 2,934 trillion smile tokens a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 184,019 smile tokens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Warfare increasingly resembles a video game, criminals are thrown to the hyenas to repay their debt to society, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, and the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Hosterica's national animal is the hyena, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hostianity.

Hosterica is ranked 216,280th in the world and 8,701st in The East Pacific for Nudest, with 4.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 76thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 87thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 581stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 643rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 919thLargest Welfare Programs: 935thLargest Black Market: 1,073rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,479thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,517thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,039thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,298thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,603rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,764thLowest Crime Rates: 2,980thMost Stationary: 3,035thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,155thHighest Economic Output: 4,446thHealthiest Citizens: 4,652ndMost Authoritarian: 6,245thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,918thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,386thHighest Average Incomes: 7,925thBest Weather: 8,781stTop
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Largest Populations: 12,056thMost Inclusive: 13,713thMost Influential: 14,877thMost Conservative: 15,777thSmartest Citizens: 16,104thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,314thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,446thMost Extreme: 21,972nd
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionMost Stationary: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 61st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 69th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 75th in the regionLargest Populations: 81st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 83rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 113th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 140th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 183rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 207th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 225th in the regionBest Weather: 276th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 427th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 462nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 478th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 556th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 592nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 659th in the regionMost Extreme: 684th in the regionMost Developed: 717th in the regionMost Influential: 746th in the region

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