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The Community of Booksmarts

“Not streetsmart, but Booksmart”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Black Mesa Islands

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The Community of Booksmarts is a massive, safe nation, notable for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 2.532 billion Booksmartsians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although Law & Order and Healthcare are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 80%, and even higher for the wealthy. A healthy private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

Residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes, anyone who so much as frowns is referred to a mental health unit, the government is pursuing a new programme aimed at promoting cultural sophistication, and the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Booksmarts's national animal is the Book, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Word.

Booksmarts is ranked 38th in Black Mesa Islands and 18,747th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 41 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 hours ago

  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the government is pursuing a new programme aimed at promoting cultural sophistication.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, anyone who so much as frowns is referred to a mental health unit.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Booksmarts City.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, government-run brothels can be found on every street corner.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • 12 days ago: Booksmarts was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Godforsaken.

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