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The Calm Oasis of Scandaland

“A coalition of the calm”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Negotiator

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 a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, intelligent population of 23.549 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%. 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.

All new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, meat-eating is frowned upon, and it's always rabbit season. 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 114,156th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -68 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 hours ago

  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, it's always rabbit season.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, all new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot.
  • 8 days ago: Scandaland lodged a message on the Free States of Gaia Regional Message Board.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Scandaland, orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children.

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