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The Futuristic Dystopia of Sprawlville

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Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: 10000 Islands


The Futuristic Dystopia of Sprawlville is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Wintermute with a fair hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, intelligent population of 8.999 billion Sprawlvilleans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although the Environment and Social Welfare are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chiba. The average income tax rate is 77%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

The study of medicine is popular throughout Sprawlville, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sprawlville's national animal is the Megarat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Dollayen.

Sprawlville is ranked 772nd in 10000 Islands and 95,317th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -11 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 14 days ago: Sprawlville fell out of the world Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 18 days ago: Sprawlville fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 20 days ago: Sprawlville fell out of the world Top 5% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • 26 days ago: Sprawlville was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 33 days ago: Sprawlville was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
  • 100 days ago: Sprawlville applied to join the World Assembly.
  • 100 days ago: Sprawlville lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • 100 days ago: Sprawlville relocated from Lazarus to 10000 Islands.
  • 100 days ago: Sprawlville was refounded in Lazarus.
  • 103 days ago: Sprawlville ceased to exist.


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