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The Sleepy Floaty Isles of Dienes

“These fists were made for punching!”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Wysteria

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The Sleepy Floaty Isles of Dienes is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by a lonely baker with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 21.252 billion Dienesians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Commerce, and the Environment. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hope. The average income tax rate is 69%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing, Tourism, and Information Technology industries.

The government is reining in public spending, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, and corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dienes's national animal is the Teddy Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is watermelon juggling, and its currency is the Unicycle.

Dienes is ranked 163rd in Wysteria and 106,102nd in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.007 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 15 hours ago

  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Dienes was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, the government is reining in public spending.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Dienes voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Sciongrad".
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, criminals are put to death while cuddling their favourite teddy bear.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, more and more students are taking up a career in medicine.
  • 3 days 20 hours ago: Dienes voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Convention on Fracking".

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