The Community of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Not streetsmart, but Booksmart
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Community of Booksmarts is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic population of 3.305 billion Booksmartsians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Booksmarts City. The average income tax rate is 87.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Booksmartsian economy, worth 293 trillion Words a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 88,947 Words, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, gambling is outlawed, and clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded 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.

Booksmarts is ranked 94th in Black Mesa Islands and 124,525th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -24 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 22 hours ago

  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Booksmarts was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • 22 days ago: Booksmarts was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Sector.
  • 39 days ago: Booksmarts was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 42 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions.
  • 50 days ago: Booksmarts was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • 51 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, gambling is outlawed.
  • 54 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • 54 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12.
  • 59 days ago: Booksmarts was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • 59 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.

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