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The Confederacy of Old North Fish

“Squamae Abundare Terra Liberarum ”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: The Planet of Hiremus

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The Confederacy of Old North Fish is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Duke Derwent Castell with a fair hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, surprisingly youthful workforce, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 7.549 billion Fishians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Metroscale. The average income tax rate is 65.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient fishy economy, worth 817 trillion Scales a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 108,303 Scales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, Amnesty Interregional has condemned Old North Fish for ignoring crimes against humanity, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, and school uniforms are compulsory. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Old North Fish's national animal is the last Northern Speckled Bigfoot, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Christianity.

Old North Fish is ranked 10th in The Planet of Hiremus and 89,073rd in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with -8.799 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.

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