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The Jackbooted Autocracy of Lackluster sloths

“No Good Deed Goes Unpunished!”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lone Wolves United

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The Jackbooted Autocracy of Lackluster sloths is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by The Great Slovenly One with an iron fist, and renowned for its suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.742 billion Lackluster slothsians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lassitude. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Lackluster sloths's national animal is the banana slug, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Phlegm, and its currency is the Turd.

Lackluster sloths is ranked 1st in Lone Wolves United and 2,295th in the world for Rudest Citizens, with 194.8 Insults Per Minute (net).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 26 days ago

  • 8 hours ago: Lackluster sloths was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Lackluster sloths was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Lackluster sloths was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 6 days ago: Lackluster sloths was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 10 days ago: Lackluster sloths fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 20 days ago: Lackluster sloths was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • 21 days ago: Lackluster sloths fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Lackluster sloths, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Lackluster sloths, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • 35 days ago: Lackluster sloths fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.

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