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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island

“Ad idem”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Fiefdom of Pleasures Island is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.919 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 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.

Public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people", government-run brothels can be found on every street corner, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. 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 61st in the Pacific and 2,238th in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 305 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, government-run brothels can be found on every street corner.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people".
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless.
  • 16 days ago: Pleasures Island fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Pleasures Island, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service.

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