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The Poor Soul of Shooting Star

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Commonwealth of Liberty

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The Poor Soul of Shooting Star is a massive, economically powerful nation, ruled by Supreme Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, hard-working population of 3.469 billion Shooting Starians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Commerce, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Secret Base. The average income tax rate is 96%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Automobile Manufacturing and Soda Sales.

Political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, government workers are regularly taken hostage by protesters, the government is seen to favor Catholics, and military funding has been stripped back. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shooting Star's national animal is the Wisp, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Raiderism, and its currency is the Seashell.

Shooting Star is ranked 156th in Commonwealth of Liberty and 92,403rd in the world for Largest Defense Forces, with 6 Unexploded Ordnance per Square Mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 5 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • 16 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • 17 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Safest (last census: #1).
  • 20 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • 24 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fattest Citizens.
  • 25 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 26 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 28 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 30 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, military funding has been stripped back.
  • 31 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, the government is seen to favor Catholics.

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