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The Desolation of The Haunted Woods

“Don't Get Lost”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Yanxi

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The Desolation of The Haunted Woods is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Phantom Guide with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory vegetarianism. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 8.74 billion poor unfortunate souls are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is solely concerned with Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Graveyard. The average income tax rate is 88.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant cannon fodder economy, worth 66.4 trillion corpses a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, 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. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 7,596 corpses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is voluntary, street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities, disaster victims are viewed with disdain, and it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws. 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. The Haunted Woods's national animal is the Will O' the Wisp, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Afterlife.

The Haunted Woods is ranked 7th in Yanxi and 107,469th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.008 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago

  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, disaster victims are viewed with disdain.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, voting is voluntary.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
  • 40 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • 40 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, city sidewalks are crowded with overweight people.
  • 61 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • 61 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • 63 days ago: Following new legislation in The Haunted Woods, wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby.

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