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The Starting-up Paradise of Trigania

“Strike with the fist, don't tickle with the fingers!”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: The Axis of Evil

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The Starting-up Paradise of Trigania is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Burt Widter with a fair hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, intelligent population of 25.194 billion Triganians 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 68%, 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.

Citizens select which government department gets their income tax Ningis each year, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Trigania's national animal is the Ravenous Bugblatter, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the Ningi.

Trigania is ranked 1st in The Axis of Evil and 763rd in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2,138.75 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 7 hours ago

  • 4 days ago: Trigania fell out of the regional Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 6 days ago: Trigania's influence in The Axis of Evil fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Trigania, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 12 days ago: Trigania fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • 17 days ago: Trigania's influence in The Axis of Evil rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Trigania, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • 20 days ago: Trigania was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 22 days ago: Trigania fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Average.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Trigania, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • 31 days ago: Trigania's influence in The Axis of Evil fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".

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by Max Barry

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