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The Desolation of The Haunted Woods

“Don't Get Lost”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Yanxi

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The Desolation of The Haunted Woods is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Phantom Guide with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 8.218 billion poor unfortunate souls 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, corrupt, liberal individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of the Environment, with areas such as Law & Order and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Graveyard. 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.

Anti-government web sites are springing up, divorce lawyers are found begging on the streets, Will O' the Wisp is one of the most popular forenames in The Haunted Woods, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. The Haunted Woods's national animal is the Will O' the Wisp, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is the Afterlife, and its currency is the corpse.

The Haunted Woods is ranked 6th in Yanxi and 113,715th in the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare, scoring -248 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 68 minutes ago

  • 18 minutes ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, Will O' the Wisp is one of the most popular forenames in The Haunted Woods.
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, divorce lawyers are found begging on the streets.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • 4 days ago: The Haunted Woods's influence in Yanxi rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • 5 days ago: The Haunted Woods's influence in Yanxi fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • 6 days ago: The Haunted Woods lodged a message on the Yanxi Regional Message Board.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.

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