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The Confederacy of The Goggles

“Deo Vindice”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: The New Old South

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The Confederacy of The Goggles is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Wonko the Sane with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.877 billion The Gogglesians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lamuella. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 79.7%.

The frighteningly efficient The Gogglesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,481 trillion Triganic Pus a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is a breathtaking 568,892 Triganic Pus, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,092,352 per year while the poor average 25,472, a ratio of 160 to 1.

Parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway, and senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. The Goggles's national animal is the Bugblatter Beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Saneism.

The Goggles is ranked 1st in The New Old South and 597th in the world for Largest Public Sector, scoring 57 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago

  • 21 hours ago: The Goggles was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Goggles, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Goggles, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Goggles, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Goggles, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • 2 days 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Goggles, a large percentage of the poor live from cradle to grave in subterranean wage slavery.
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Goggles, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.
  • 3 days 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Goggles, criminals are executed and their property seized.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Goggles, the Bugblatter Beast is reportedly extinct.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Goggles, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.

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