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The Sleepy Floaty Isles of Dienes

“These fists were made for punching!”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Wysteria

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The Sleepy Floaty Isles of Dienes is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by a lonely baker with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 21.588 billion Dienesians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Commerce, and Public Transport. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hope. The average income tax rate is 65%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing, Tourism, and Information Technology industries.

Abortions are routinely performed in Dienes's hospitals, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu', politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, and mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation. 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 23rd in Wysteria and 351st in the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 23 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation.
  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu'.
  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, abortions are routinely performed in Dienes's hospitals.
  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, army rations are served on silver platters.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, laws are littered with references to cheese.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Dienes, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed.
  • 3 days ago: Dienes voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Versutian Federation".

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