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The Community of Booksmarts

“Not streetsmart, but Booksmart”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Cat Burglars


The Community of Booksmarts is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its parental licensing program. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 2.074 billion, 1.12 billion of whom are zombies, 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 is mainly concerned with Education, although Social Equality and Healthcare are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 70%, and even higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, same-sex marriages are increasingly common, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, and guns are banned. 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 currently researching a cure.

People: 954,027,281

Zombies: 1,120,236,130

Dead: 176,251,112

Survival Rate: 42.40%

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