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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, socially progressive nation, ruled by Supreme Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working population of 3.185 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.

Prime picnicking sites are being paved over in the name of progress, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu', roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, and city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of experimental delivery drones. 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 101st in Commonwealth of Liberty and 69,533rd in the world for Most Politically Free, scoring 43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of experimental delivery drones.
  • 13 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 16 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • 17 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Shooting Star, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 20 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
  • 21 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 22 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies.
  • 23 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 24 days ago: Shooting Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.

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