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The Emoticons of Smiley Bob

“Where's my wallet?”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Hegemony

Location: Hollow Point

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The Emoticons of Smiley Bob is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Danielle with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, state-planned economy, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.231 billion Smilers 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.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avengers Tower. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Smiley economy, worth a remarkable 1,107 trillion pikas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 77,792 pikas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The arms industry has been shut down in a surge of pacifism, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests, all prisons have been eliminated, and trespassers often find themselves impaled by crossbow bolts. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Smiley Bob's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Smiley Bob is ranked 3rd in Hollow Point and 115,747th in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -21 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 2 hours ago: Smiley Bob agreed to construct embassies between Hollow Point and The Red Raiders.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, trespassers often find themselves impaled by crossbow bolts.
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, all prisons have been eliminated.
  • 23 hours ago: Smiley Bob voted for the World Assembly Resolution "War Crimes Tribunal".
  • 1 day ago: Smiley Bob proposed constructing embassies between Hollow Point and The Jedi Order.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests.
  • 1 day 14 hours ago: Smiley Bob proposed constructing embassies between Hollow Point and United Kingdoms of New Valinor.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Smiley Bob was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, the arms industry has been shut down in a surge of pacifism.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, the new prison system is crowding up at an alarming rate.

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