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The Community of Booksmarts

“Not streetsmart, but Booksmart”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Black Mesa Islands

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The Community of Booksmarts is a massive, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, intelligent population of 2.386 billion Booksmartsians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Social Equality. The average income tax rate is 77%, and even higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.

Nudity is frowned upon, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy', and all citizens are solely referenced by their allocated identity number. 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 37th in Black Mesa Islands and 20,873rd in the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 3 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago

  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, all citizens are solely referenced by their allocated identity number.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless.
  • 6 days ago: Booksmarts fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, nudity is frowned upon.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, Booksmarts City is a police state during international summits.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances.
  • 12 days ago: Booksmarts was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, underground copulation clubs have sprung up in major cities.

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