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The Kingdom of Whims

“Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs of War”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Asia

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The Kingdom of Whims is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 25.159 billion Whimsians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Commerce, the Environment, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whims City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Whims is renowned for its lax gun laws, the newspaper industry is subsidised by the government in order to keep it afloat, the Whims Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, and murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown. Whims's national animal is the Waterbear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Wirr.

Whims is ranked 4th in Asia and 841st in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 159 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 2 hours ago

  • 20 hours ago: Whims was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed.
  • 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, the Whims Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, the newspaper industry is subsidised by the government in order to keep it afloat.
  • 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, Whims is renowned for its lax gun laws.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, loans are available for students from poor families.
  • 2 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, army rations are served on silver platters.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Whims, much of Whims's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.

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