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The Dogtatorship of Hoochlandia

“There is too much SPANK business agwon”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Location: Forest



Population3.634 billion



The Dogtatorship of Hoochlandia is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of public education, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.634 billion Hoochlandians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Barkampton. The average income tax rate is 87.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hoochlandian economy, worth 533 trillion dogfoods a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Tourism, Cheese Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 146,877 dogfoods, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Education for the poor is learning to ask "do you want fries with that?", politicians are often seen drinking soft drinks at the end of every public address, the nation refuses to provide international aid, and all footpaths have tollbooths. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Hoochlandia's national animal is the dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hauhauism.

Hoochlandia is ranked 27,250th in the world and 63rd in Forest for Highest Drug Use, scoring 104.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 180thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 214thMost Devout: 216thMost Primitive: 365thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 553rdMost Subsidized Industry: 637thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,787thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,875thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,107thBest Weather: 2,147thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,275thTop
Largest Black Market: 3,275thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,447thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,598thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,269thMost Influential: 7,417thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,597thMost Efficient Economies: 11,055thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,716thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,603rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,728thHighest Average Incomes: 14,865thLargest Governments: 18,423rd
Most Devout: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionMost Primitive: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 25th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 47th in the region

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