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The Commonwealth of Hippogriffia

“Eat, Sleep, Repeat”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population928 million



The Commonwealth of Hippogriffia is a huge, genial nation, ruled by Michael with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, national health service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate population of 928 million Hippogriffians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Newcastle. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Hippogriffian economy, worth 74.4 trillion Napoleons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 80,162 Napoleons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Getting your license is a rite of passage for young adults, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay, the new one Napoleon coin also makes a handy throwing-star, and libraries are refusing to stock A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has an ass in it. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hippogriffia's national animal is the Hippogriff, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hippogriffia is ranked 102,504th in the world and 2,223rd in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 166.5916989368 days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 459thMost Influential: 2,119thTop
Safest: 7,512thBest Weather: 9,273rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,363rdLargest Welfare Programs: 9,900thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,606thMost Pacifist: 11,862ndHealthiest Citizens: 12,466thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,672ndTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 13,105thNicest Citizens: 14,874thLowest Crime Rates: 16,651stMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,972ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,034thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,676thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,938thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,233rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,220thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,082ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24,960th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 319th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 334th in the regionSafest: 432nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 500th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 505th in the regionBest Weather: 522nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 659th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 660th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 673rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 696th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 719th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 763rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 806th in the regionNicest Citizens: 835th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 889th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 930th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 935th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 945th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 967th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,056th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,079th in the region

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