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The Calm Oasis of Scandaland

“A coalition of the calm”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Free States of Gaia

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The Calm Oasis of Scandaland is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Barney Fife with a fair hand, and renowned for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 23.165 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Scandal. The average income tax rate is 100%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Book Publishing.

Unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, and organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 24th in Free States of Gaia and 111,189th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -24 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 16 hours ago

  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • 4 days ago: Scandaland lodged a message on the Free States of Gaia Regional Message Board.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 6 days ago: Scandaland lodged a message on the Free States of Gaia Regional Message Board.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, euthanasia is legal.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, all-natural foods are becoming a major fad.

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