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The Variable Attention Span of Schotze

“Q102, you know it makes sense.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Q102

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The Variable Attention Span of Schotze is a gargantuan, devout nation, notable for its restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed population of 18.809 billion Schotzeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass -- juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 43%, but much higher for the wealthy. A very small private sector is dominated by the Gambling industry.

Eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas, the latest drugs are only legally available to private patients, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels. Crime is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Schotze's national animal is the Buffalo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Rocky.

Schotze is ranked 4th in Q102 and 85,156th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -17 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 16 days ago

  • 62 days ago: Schotze was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 5%).
  • 62 days ago: Schotze was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Average.
  • 140 days ago: Schotze was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Primitive.
  • 205 days ago: Schotze updated the World Factbook entry in Q102.
  • 353 days ago: Schotze was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 10%).
  • 353 days ago: Schotze fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Average.
  • 1 year 299 days ago: Schotze was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 year 332 days ago: Schotze was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Average.
  • 2 years 82 days ago: Schotze fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Average.
  • 2 years 176 days ago: Schotze was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.

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