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The Rueful Countenance of Scandaland

“I know you are but what am I?”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

Location: Free States of Gaia

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The Rueful Countenance of Scandaland is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Barney Fife with an even hand, and notable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, intelligent population of 23.894 billion Scandalandians 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 concentrates mainly on Education, although the Environment and Social Equality are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Scandal. The average income tax rate is 100%. 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.

Anti-government web sites are springing up, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, citizens re-mortgage their homes to buy lottery tickets, and only a minority of the population can actually vote at elections. 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 3rd in Free States of Gaia and 2,641st in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 302 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 12 hours ago

  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Scandaland was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, only a minority of the population can actually vote at elections.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, citizens re-mortgage their homes to buy lottery tickets.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys.
  • 7 days ago: Scandaland fell out of the regional Top 10% for Nicest Citizens.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, people can often be seen driving to work in war-surplus tanks.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • 13 days ago: Scandaland changed its national motto to "I know you are but what am I?".

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