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The Free Land of Shunnach

“Nemo me impune lacessit”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Auxiliary

Location: Wysteria

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The Free Land of Shunnach is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by O Great One with a fair hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 13.168 billion Macs love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

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 54%, 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.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options, and psychological disorders are a taboo subject. 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 22nd in Wysteria and 1,274th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 128 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 18 hours ago

  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Shunnach voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Convention on Fracking".
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, suicide victims often leave behind cash to cover the cost of their fines.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Shunnach, the well-off are enjoying tax cuts while famine kills off the poor and destitute.

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