by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 336thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 716thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,170th
The Retired Daimyo of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
.....Good to be back.....
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population26.747 billion



The Retired Daimyo of Hotti is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Kitty with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 26.747 billion Hottians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tokyo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Hottian economy, worth a remarkable 5,464 trillion Yen a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 204,290 Yen, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,873,150 per year while the poor average 2,358, a ratio of 794 to 1.

Oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case, getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in Hotti, and the government's official stance on scientific inquiry is 'there's no question so big that it can't be ignored'. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hotti's national animal is the Fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Shinto.

Hotti is ranked 208,064th in the world and 10th in Feudal Japan for Longest Average Lifespans, with 28.41 Years.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 336thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 716thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,170thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,243rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,251stHighest Economic Output: 1,523rdFattest Citizens: 1,659thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,703rdTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,197thMost Avoided: 2,305thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,386thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,526thLargest Populations: 3,000thHighest Crime Rates: 3,012thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,201stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,369thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,951stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,065thMost Efficient Economies: 4,409thLargest Mining Sector: 4,579thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,899thHighest Average Incomes: 5,965thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,700thMost Armed: 6,777thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,335thLargest Retail Industry: 7,618thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,375thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,650thMost Stationary: 12,288thMost Pro-Market: 12,538thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,969thLargest Black Market: 15,049thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,296thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,830thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,435thMost Cultured: 18,275thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,483rd
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Shinobi of The Shadow Warrior granted Border Control authority to Hotti as Daimyo in Feudal Japan.
  • : The Shinobi of The Shadow Warrior appointed Hotti as Daimyo with authority over Appearance, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Feudal Japan.
  • : Hotti endorsed The Shinobi of The Shadow Warrior.
  • : Hotti was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Hotti applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Hotti was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens and Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Hotti's influence in Feudal Japan rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Hotti was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry and the Top 5% for Most Stationary.
  • : Hotti was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced and Most Pro-Market.
  • : Hotti was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided and the Top 5% for Most Valuable International Artwork.


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