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The Seagoing Horde of Piratical Islanders

“Take what ya can, give nothin' back!”

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

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: The Freed Lands

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The Seagoing Horde of Piratical Islanders is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 6.4 billion Pirates live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as Social Welfare and Law & Order receiving almost no funds by comparison. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Gambling and Automobile Manufacturing.

Pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil, citizens drive tank-like vehicles with mounted machine guns, the nation leads The Freed Lands in per capita stalking, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Piratical Islanders's national animal is the Water Snake, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Violetism, and its currency is the Clam Shell.

Piratical Islanders is ranked 37th in The Freed Lands and 114,212th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -440 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 21 days ago

  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Piratical Islanders was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • 5 days ago: Piratical Islanders was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 10%).
  • 10 days ago: Piratical Islanders's influence in The Freed Lands rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • 19 days ago: Piratical Islanders's influence in The Freed Lands rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Piratical Islanders, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Piratical Islanders, the nation leads The Freed Lands in per capita stalking.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Piratical Islanders, citizens drive tank-like vehicles with mounted machine guns.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Piratical Islanders, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Piratical Islanders, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • 26 days ago: Piratical Islanders fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Cultured.

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