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The Kingdom of Whims

“Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs of War”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Asia

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The Kingdom of Whims is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 24.415 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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. The average income tax rate is 74%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, voting is voluntary, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, and violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 7th in Asia and 6,542nd in the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 6 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 23 hours ago

  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, voting is voluntary.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, eminent domain has been abolished.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, waste is frequently shipped to other countries.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Whims, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme.

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