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The Wild Hinterlands of Moose Shrubs

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Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Gay

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The Wild Hinterlands of Moose Shrubs is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Doofus McMoosus with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 19.054 billion Moose Shrubsians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal government concentrates mainly on Education, although the Environment and Social Welfare are on the agenda. Income tax is unheard of. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Euthanasia is legal, the nation has an international reputation for compassion, the toofs is a protected species, and Doofus McMoosus has just been declared ruler of Moose Shrubs in an international press conference. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Moose Shrubs's national animal is the toofs, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the shrub.

Moose Shrubs is ranked 4th in Gay and 343rd in the world for Longest Average Lifespans, scoring 67 on the Enoch Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 20 days ago

  • 13 days ago: Moose Shrubs was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 5%).
  • 36 days ago: Moose Shrubs fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Extreme.
  • 37 days ago: Moose Shrubs was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).
  • 38 days ago: Moose Shrubs was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 1%).
  • 52 days ago: Moose Shrubs was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 56 days ago: Moose Shrubs fell out of the regional Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
  • 57 days ago: Moose Shrubs fell out of the regional Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 101 days ago: Moose Shrubs was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Politically Free (last census: #1).
  • 111 days ago: Moose Shrubs was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 111 days ago: Moose Shrubs was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.

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