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The Urmel Island of Titiwu

“Dreaming of the Cretaceous”

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

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Haiku

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The Urmel Island of Titiwu is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Seelefant with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls. The compassionate, intelligent population of 16.583 billion Titiwuans 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 government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although the Environment and Social Equality are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 66%, and even higher for the wealthy. 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.

An increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country, and immigrant herding has become a national pastime. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a serious problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Titiwu's national animal is the Urmel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the sea shell.

Titiwu is ranked 5th in Haiku and 39,365th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 85 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Titiwu, immigrant herding has become a national pastime.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Titiwu, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country.
  • 10 days ago: Titiwu lodged a message on the Haiku Regional Message Board.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Titiwu, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill.
  • 38 days ago: Titiwu was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 10%).
  • 39 days ago: Titiwu's influence in Haiku rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • 41 days ago: Titiwu was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • 41 days ago: Following new legislation in Titiwu, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • 41 days ago: Following new legislation in Titiwu, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • 41 days ago: Titiwu lodged a message on the Haiku Regional Message Board.

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