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The Sultanate of Pins

“Honesty is the best image.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Keglen

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The Sultanate of Pins is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 6.226 billion Pinsians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Religion & Spirituality, with areas such as Social Welfare and Healthcare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pins City. The average income tax rate is 93%, and even higher for the wealthy. 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.

Unemployment rates have skyrocketed as businesses abandon the country in search of cheap labour, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Pins's many privately-owned prisons, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Pins's national animal is the Toad, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Golden Moose.

Pins is ranked 5th in Keglen and 99,937th in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, scoring 32 on the Inverse Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago

  • 11 days ago: Pins was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Pins, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Pins, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Pins, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Pins's many privately-owned prisons.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Pins, unemployment rates have skyrocketed as businesses abandon the country in search of cheap labour.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Pins, the nation's gigantic air force is both respected and feared.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Pins, the nation's Medal of Honour can be found as a free toy in breakfast cereal.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Pins, the colors pink and purple are banned from military unit insignia.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Pins, religious classes are compulsory for all school students.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Pins, the government is seen to favor Catholics.

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