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The Commonwealth of Shattered Cultures

“Fighting the hopeless battle, not to win, but to fight.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Commonwealth of Shattered Cultures is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Count Blink-a-lot with a fair hand, and remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 10.193 billion Shattered Culturesians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

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 Commerce receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dothallow. The average income tax rate is 74%, and even higher for the wealthy. 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.

Divorce lawyers are found begging on the streets, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a major problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Shattered Cultures's national animal is the pokemon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the casino token.

Shattered Cultures is ranked 80th in Balder and 2,402nd in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 91 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 days 18 hours ago

  • 4 days ago: Shattered Cultures was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • 6 days ago: Shattered Cultures was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 11 days ago: Shattered Cultures was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • 13 days ago: Shattered Cultures was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
  • 16 days ago: Shattered Cultures was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Populations.
  • 20 days ago: Shattered Cultures was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • 20 days ago: Shattered Cultures was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Shattered Cultures, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Shattered Cultures, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Shattered Cultures, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen.

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