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The Poor Soul of Shooting Star

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Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Poor Soul of Shooting Star is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Supreme Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. Its compassionate, hard-working population of 2.604 billion 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, 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.

The bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Secret Base, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails, and punitive tariffs protect local industry. 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 2,506th in Balder and 82,733rd in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 48 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 3 hours ago

  • 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, punitive tariffs protect local industry.
  • 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • 4 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Secret Base.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'.
  • 5 days ago: Shooting Star was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, the booming slave trade is now government-funded.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, artists are pillars of society.

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