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The Poor Soul of Shooting Star

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Commonwealth of Liberty

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The Poor Soul of Shooting Star is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Supreme Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, hard-working population of 3.531 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 97%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Automobile Manufacturing and Soda Sales.

Legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass, the government has the power to seize property at will, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, and invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie. 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 179th in Commonwealth of Liberty and 111,977th in the world for Most Godforsaken, with -98 Dawkins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago

  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • 2 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, the government has the power to seize property at will.
  • 2 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass.
  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, women who display their ankles are shunned by society.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, stranded astronauts hitch rides on foreign spacecraft to get home.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, churches frequently hold public 'contraception burnings'.

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