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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,421stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,247thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,216th
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Hippopotamus Amphibious

Population820 million

Currencydollar
AnimalHippo

The Empire of Hippopotamus Amphibious is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 820 million Hippopotamus Amphibiousians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.8%.

The thriving Hippopotamus Amphibiousian economy, worth 60.7 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. Average income is 74,069 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.6 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames, troop transports blacken the sky as the military commences Operation Desert Ocean, and bike rage is all the rage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Hippopotamus Amphibious's national animal is the Hippo, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Hippopotamus Amphibious is ranked 32,458th in the world and 1,115th in Lazarus for Fattest Citizens, with 13.85 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,421stTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,247thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,216th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 133rd in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 760th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hippopotamus Amphibious's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in Hippopotamus Amphibious, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Hippopotamus Amphibious, troop transports blacken the sky as the military commences Operation Desert Ocean.
  • : Following new legislation in Hippopotamus Amphibious, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Hippopotamus Amphibious, citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges.
  • : Following new legislation in Hippopotamus Amphibious, Hippopotamus Amphibious's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Hippopotamus Amphibious was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Hippopotamus Amphibious, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : Following new legislation in Hippopotamus Amphibious, the military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan.
  • : Following new legislation in Hippopotamus Amphibious, all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Hippopotamus Amphibious City.

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