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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island

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Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 8.094 billion Pleasures Islandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, moralistic individuals juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pleasures Island City. 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.

The number of children one can have is restricted by law, all citizens are solely referenced by their allocated identity number, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Pleasures Island's national animal is the human, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the psi.

Pleasures Island is ranked 4,279th in the Pacific and 117,508th in the world for Nicest Citizens, with -170 Smiles Per Hour (net).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 hours ago

  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, all citizens are solely referenced by their allocated identity number.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the number of children one can have is restricted by law.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, all citizens must pass a 'multicultural sensitivity test' to be deemed fit for society.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, soup kitchens are the only things doing roaring business.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the government is almost completely paralyzed by the recent abolishment of the tax code.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the government enforces a policy of 'from each according to their ability, to each according to the available budget'.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government.

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