“*aggressive fiddle playing*”
Regional Influence: Ambassador
Location: Realm of the Whispering Winds
|Leader||High Fiddler Obadiah|
The Opossocracy of Hillbillica is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by High Fiddler Obadiah with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, frequent executions, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.201 billion Hillbillies live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The tiny, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stalebelly Gulch. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.7%.
The frighteningly efficient Hillbillican economy, worth 163 trillion pelts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 135,730 pelts, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 760,924 per year while the poor average 12,004, a ratio of 63.4 to 1.
The average person needs three full-time jobs just to get by, it's been a banner year for local vexillology, theoretical science is only theoretical, and one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hillbillica's national animal is the opossum, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes.
- : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, theoretical science is only theoretical.
- : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, it's been a banner year for local vexillology.
- : Hillbillica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
- : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, the average person needs three full-time jobs just to get by.
- : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices.
- : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.
- : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, bizarre-looking creatures called 'opossumdogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
- : Following new legislation in Hillbillica, small towns have started burning historical buildings in hopes of attracting tourists.
- : Hillbillica was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided, the Top 5% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Civil Rights and Largest Soda Pop Sector.
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