|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The East Pacific
The United Kingdom of Hornetopia is a huge, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, fear of technology, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic population of 568 million Hornetopians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Watford. The average income tax rate is 53.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Hornetopian economy, worth 40.2 trillion Deeneys a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 70,787 Deeneys, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.
Airport security is provided by private companies, retirement homes are filled with foreign war criminals, the government seizes all major gold finds, and school lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hornetopia's national animal is the Hornet, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, school lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time.
- : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, the government seizes all major gold finds.
- : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, retirement homes are filled with foreign war criminals.
- : Hornetopia was endorsed by The Queendom of Encurage.
- : Hornetopia's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Hornetopia endorsed The Kongelige Forbund of Roliganistan.
- : Hornetopia endorsed The Free Land of Genocide Survivors.
- : Hornetopia endorsed The Queendom of Encurage.
- : Hornetopia endorsed The Eight United States of Zukchiva.
- : Following new legislation in Hornetopia, airport security is provided by private companies.
Endorsements Received: 35 » VW53Aland, Todd McCloud, Wiranath, H-Zhena, Funkadelia, Hizuru, Roissyland, BearStackof2015, Brotherland, Kangarawa, Bachtendekuppen, Libertanny, Liberstankonia, Aelitia, Dragons Blood, Axdel, Marrico, Escade, Janoobi Jazair, Marrabuk, Pakitsk, Osterreich und Ungarn, Lerasi, Sericena, Staynes, Someseni, United-kingdom of Britannia, Davelands, The Great Tea Empire, Wizardonia, Stanisiti, A Slanted Black Stripe, Commodore Badger, Roliganistan, and Encurage.