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The Kingdom of Whims

“Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs of War”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

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 renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 24.993 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, liberal 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.

The WBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, and surveillance cameras are banned. 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 73rd in Asia and 93,778th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -10 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, the WBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Whims, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Whims, Whims's famous countrysides are shrouded by wind farms.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Whims, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.

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