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The Rueful Countenance of Scandaland

“I know you are but what am I?”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: Free States of Gaia

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The Rueful Countenance of Scandaland is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Barney Fife with a fair hand, and renowned for its restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, intelligent population of 24.041 billion Scandalandians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Scandal. 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.

Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, the government is financing an extremely costly war against malaria, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Scandaland's radio stations, and the fire protection service is wholly government-funded. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Scandaland's national animal is the golden seahorse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is religious freedom, and its currency is the bigbuck.

Scandaland is ranked 1st in Free States of Gaia and 567th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring 117 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 hours ago

  • 1 day 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Scandaland lodged a message on the Free States of Gaia Regional Message Board.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Scandaland fell out of the world Top 5% for Largest Public Transport Department.
  • 1 day 16 hours ago: Scandaland fell out of the regional Top 5% for Largest Public Transport Department.
  • 2 days 16 hours ago: Scandaland was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • 2 days 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Scandaland's radio stations.
  • 2 days 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, the government is financing an extremely costly war against malaria.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, the rich are forced to sell their cars to pay for more police to prevent their cars from being stolen.
  • 8 days ago: Scandaland fell out of the world Top 5% for Safest.

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