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The Calm Oasis of Scandaland

“A coalition of the calm”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Free States of Gaia

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The Calm Oasis of Scandaland is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Barney Fife with an even hand, and remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 22.588 billion 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, 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.

The government is avowedly atheist, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, and all weapon research has been banned. 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 10th in Free States of Gaia and 45,524th in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 76 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, all weapon research has been banned.
  • 1 day 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.
  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Scandaland lodged a message on the Free States of Gaia Regional Message Board.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, the government is avowedly atheist.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, the military has grudgingly released all top secret information in an effort for greater transparency.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer.

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