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The Free Land of Shunnach

“Nemo me impune lacessit”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Wysteria

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The Free Land of Shunnach is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by O Great One with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 13.869 billion Jungles are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strathmungo. The average income tax rate is 71%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Birth rates have hit an all-time low, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people', private law firms are unheard of, and parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shunnach's national animal is the feral cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the baw bee.

Shunnach is ranked 5th in Wysteria and 201st in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring 196 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 4 hours ago

  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Shunnach was endorsed by The Republic of Tujeka.
  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, private law firms are unheard of.
  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Shunnach voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Anti-Counterfeiting Pact".
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • 8 days ago: Shunnach was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, gambling is outlawed.

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