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The Protectorate of Owl Pellets

“Mmm, nice crunchy owl pellet...”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europeia

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The Protectorate of Owl Pellets is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, hard-working population of 15.119 billion Owl Pelletsians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Social Welfare, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Owl Pellets City. The average income tax rate is 96%. 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.

Discarded pennies litter the streets, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, voting is compulsory, and government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Owl Pellets's national animal is the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the owl pellet.

Owl Pellets is ranked 443rd in Europeia and 75,400th in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, scoring 61 on the Inverse Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 21 hours ago

  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Owl Pellets, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Owl Pellets, voting is compulsory.
  • 24 days ago: Owl Pellets was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 54 days ago: Following new legislation in Owl Pellets, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen.
  • 56 days ago: Owl Pellets was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 1%).
  • 58 days ago: Following new legislation in Owl Pellets, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • 67 days ago: Owl Pellets was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
  • 75 days ago: Following new legislation in Owl Pellets, pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government.
  • 80 days ago: Owl Pellets fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.
  • 91 days ago: Following new legislation in Owl Pellets, convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes.

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