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The Thin Mints R In The Freezer of Hydroponic Nation

“All Your Cookies Are Belong To Us”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Wysteria

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The Thin Mints R In The Freezer of Hydroponic Nation is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Hydroponicus with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 22.111 billion Hydroponicans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Healthcare. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods, cities are engulfed by smog, and people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Hydroponic Nation's national animal is the Wombat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Funyon.

Hydroponic Nation is ranked 145th in Wysteria and 111,546th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -42 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hydroponic Nation, people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer.
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hydroponic Nation, cities are engulfed by smog.
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hydroponic Nation, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods.
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Hydroponic Nation, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Hydroponic Nation lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Hydroponic Nation voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Nuclear Arms Protocol".
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Hydroponic Nation, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Hydroponic Nation, politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Hydroponic Nation, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Hydroponic Nation, the government is avowedly atheist.

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