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The Boredom King of Shoelocks

“Home of Challenge Pissing”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Boredom King of Shoelocks is a massive, economically powerful nation, notable for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.881 billion Shoelocksians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although the Environment and Public Transport are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shoelockville. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 44%. A very small private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, and all footpaths have tollbooths. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low. Shoelocks's national animal is the Shoelock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Toe of an English Teacher.

Shoelocks is ranked 724th in the Pacific and 29,275th in the world for Best Weather, with 19 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Shoelocks fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 12 days ago: Shoelocks relocated from Lazarus to The Pacific.
  • 14 days ago: Shoelocks was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 14 days ago: Shoelocks was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 26 days ago: Shoelocks was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 5%).
  • 26 days ago: Shoelocks was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Drug Use.
  • 32 days ago: Shoelocks was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • 34 days ago: Shoelocks fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 38 days ago: Shoelocks was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 38 days ago: Shoelocks relocated from Balder to Lazarus.

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