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The Armed Republic of Rousannas

“Groovus!”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Armed Republic of Rousannas is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its parental licensing program. The hard-nosed population of 21.14 billion Rousannasians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rousannas City. The average income tax rate is 98%. 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.

Several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds, torture is illegal, and vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rousannas's national animal is the beagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the chiasmata.

Rousannas is ranked 3,268th in Lazarus and 114,224th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -71 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 113 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam.
  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, torture is illegal.
  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds.
  • 1 day 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • 1 day 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions.
  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, the institution of marriage is held sacred and strictly enforced.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, government policy is dictated by a major religion.

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