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The Dutch Democratic Republic of Knootoss

“Libertate Unanimus”

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

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Western Atlantic

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The Dutch Democratic Republic of Knootoss is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jan Willem Daatman with a fair hand, and notable for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 23.738 billion Knootians 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, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as the Environment and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hartstad. The average income tax rate is 23%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Book Publishing and Gambling.

The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes, and Tesco was recently named as the new national treasurer. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Knootoss's national animal is the guinea pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Atlantic Ducat.

Knootoss is ranked 14th in Western Atlantic and 112,016th in the world for Best Weather, with -2,281 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 days 12 hours ago

  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Knootoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 5%).
  • 3 days 12 hours ago: Knootoss changed its national demonym to "Knootian" and its demonym adjective to "Knootian".
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Knootoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 4 days ago: Knootoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 5%).
  • 6 days ago: Knootoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 7 days ago: Knootoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Basket Weaving Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 8 days ago: Knootoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 5%).
  • 10 days ago: Knootoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 11 days ago: Knootoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
  • 11 days ago: Knootoss was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".

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