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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island

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Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Few

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 complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.724 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."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pleasures Island City. The average income tax rate is 99%. 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 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, and a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 34th in the Pacific and 1,903rd in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 21 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the government has declared its commitment to multilateralism.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, citizens are forbidden from leaving the country.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • 13 days ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 1%).
  • 13 days ago: Pleasures Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 1%).

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