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The Emoticons of Smiley Bob

“Where's my wallet?”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Hegemony

Location: Hollow Point

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The Emoticons of Smiley Bob is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Danielle with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls. The compassionate, intelligent population of 13.645 billion Smilers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal individuals juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avengers Tower. Income tax is unheard of. 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.

Procrastination is a national sport, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Smiley Bob's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the pika.

Smiley Bob is ranked 1st in Hollow Point and 98th in the world for Best Weather, with 1,454 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Smiley Bob was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, procrastination is a national sport.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, disaster victims are viewed with disdain.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, the arms industry has been shut down in a surge of pacifism.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, all prisons have been eliminated.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Smiley Bob, anti-government web sites are springing up.

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