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The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine History - 2016 May - June

The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine History
2016

May - June

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May 1st, 2016


    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
    Divine Cervine gained the banner Every Road is a Story by writing five or more dispatches or factbooks.
    A ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect. #112
    National parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'. #297
    In a baffling press conference Queen Arbeaone proudly dismantled a broken door. #503

May 2nd, 2016

    All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras. #021
    Protests are legal but strictly supervised. #153
    Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Excellent to Very Good.
    The nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees. #035

May 3rd, 2016

    Purple fairy deer is one of the most popular forenames in Divine Cervine. #258
    Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. #195

May 4th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 13,809th in the world and 637th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 4,121.56 on the Societal Mobility Rating.
    Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. #099
    Politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income. #307
    Eminent domain has been abolished. #216 increases wage gap
    The nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist. #006

May 5th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 1,518th in the world and 58th in Lazarus for Best Weather, with 378 Meters Of Sunlight.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
    Schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes. #200
    The nation is currently revamping its entire education system. #064
    Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity. #303 increases wage gap
    The Divine Cervinean Economy rose from Good to Strong.
    Divine Cervine gained the banner Steel and Glass by reaching 2 billion citizens with a strong economy.
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May 6th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 1,204th in the world and 44th in Lazarus for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.5 Years.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
    Most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. #167
    The government has declared victoria over the cheese menace. #507
    The Divine Cervinean Economy fell from Strong to Good.
    Welfare funding has recently gone through the roof. #164
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May 7th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 2,789th in the world and 135th in Lazarus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 118.81 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.
    A well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate. #024
    Divine Cervine has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. #263
    Dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws. #162 decreases wage gap
    The government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists. #222
    Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Very Good to Excellent.

May 8th, 2016

    People are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer. #066
    Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. #122
    The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. #003

May 9th, 2016

    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
    The arms industry has been shut down in a surge of pacifism. #137
    Veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days. #455
    The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles. #029
    The government is giving peace a chance. #312
    Many aides in Queen Arbeaone's office are known to be serial jaywalkers. #508

May 10th, 2016

    Angry crowds formed yesterday around government offices in Divine Cervine, demanding the reinstatement of free and fair elections. #125 dismissed
    'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song. #236
    Wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms. #346

May 11th, 2016

    Phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. #150
    Any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist. #394
    Every workday begins with group therapy. #496

May 12th, 2016

    Students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. #121
    Invading armies are given hard glares for their cheek. #244
    Illegal hunting is rife after veganism was recently made compulsory. #205

May 13th, 2016

    'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Divine Cervine's radio stations. #181 increases wage gap
    People faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations. #092
    Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. #293
    It is illegal to make racist remarks in public. #022
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Very Good to Good.
    Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Excellent to Very Good.

May 14th, 2016

    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
    Several underground organisations in Divine Cervine have recently been spreading discontent throughout the populace about not being able to vote. #177 dismissed
    Dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws. #162 decreases wage gap
    The government pours millions of luminous orbs into rehabilitation programs annually. #058

May 15th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 4,317th in the world and 125th in Lazarus for Most Secular, with 58.71 Atheism Rate.
    The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. #342
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May 16th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 3,646th in the world and 179th in Lazarus for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 41 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.
    The new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play. #385
    Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation. #485
    Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down. #053
    Almost all of Divine Cervine's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. #264
    The Divine Cervinean Economy rose from Good to Strong.

May 17th, 2016




    Divine Cervine is ranked 2,816th in the world and 114th in Lazarus for Largest Governments, scoring 44 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
    Companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave. #304
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Good to Very Good.
    Every workday begins with group therapy. #496
    Student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned purple fairy deerball fields. #415
    Divine Cervine's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region. #237
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May 18th, 2016

    Divine Cervine's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. #013
    Badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game. #239 increases income equality
    Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. #491
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Very Good to Excellent.
    The mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations. #049

May 19th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 2,011th in the world and 93rd in Lazarus for Healthiest Citizens, with 23.02 Bananas Ingested Per Day.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
    Citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government. #283 increases income equality
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Excellent to Very Good.
    Long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences. #131
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May 20th, 2016

    The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine was founded on this day in the year 2015.
    Divine Cervine gained the banner Autumnal by seeing it's first national birthday.
    School plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment. #501 increases inclusiveness
    UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. #081
    Divine Cervine gained the banner Energy Source by powering the economy without mining.
    High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. #018
    Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "Love and peace!" as a way of life. #190

May 21st, 2016

    Pro-democracy regime change has been avoided. #359
    The nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees. #035
    The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. #342

May 22nd, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 4,477th in the world and 214th in Lazarus for Safest, scoring 130.29 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.
    Most citizens in Divine Cervine are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government. #247
    Workers have seized control of the economy. #339
    Breast milk is being redistributed from each according to their ability to each according to their need. #446
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May 23rd, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 6,521st in the world and 248th in Lazarus for Highest Poor Incomes, with 99,384.88 Standard Monetary Units.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
    Pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government. #107
    The most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs. #500 increases wage gap
    The government is giving peace a chance. #312
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May 24th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 848th in the world and 32nd in Lazarus for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,429.73 Tourists Per Hour.
    Refugees from other nations are flocking to Divine Cervine's border. #047
    UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. #081
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May 25th, 2016



    Divine Cervine is ranked 994th in the world and 36th in Lazarus for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.77 Years.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
    A government program is underway to revitalize Divine Cervine's beaches. #031
    Schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students. #062
    Drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. #449
    Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. #099
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May 26th, 2016

    In a baffling press conference Queen Arbeaone proudly dismantled a broken door. #503
    The government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in The Enchanted Wildwood of Sacred Fauna for fear of causing a fuss. #423
    People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight. #056

May 27th, 2016

    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
    Every workday begins with group therapy. #496
    The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. #342
    Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume. #042
    Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. #321

May 28th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 339th in the world and 8th in Lazarus for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 120.48 on the Kitten Softness Rating.
    Extreme political groups are outlawed. #012
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Very Good to Excellent.
    Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Very Good to Good.
    The nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms. #226

May 29th, 2016

    Children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet. #365
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Excellent to Very Good.
    Heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste. #156
    Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak. #276

May 30th, 2016

    The Divine Cervinean Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances. #478
    Citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless. #251
    An increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. #218
    Students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations. #522
    There is a dearth of space for new houses. #331

May 31st, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 2,388th in the world and 124th in Lazarus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 122.88 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.
    The Enchanted Wildwood of Sacred Fauna has become the number one destination for urban exploration in Lazarus. #518
    Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. #293
    Nude art is becoming wildly popular. #052
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Very Good to Excellent.

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June 1st, 2016

    Book Publishing facilities are being turned into purple fairy deer habitats. #459
    'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song. #236
    Planespotters are emigrating in droves. #379 increases income equality
    Tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. #023

June 2nd, 2016

    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
    The words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence. #152
    People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight. #056
    Queen Arbeaone's mistress is the belle at many state balls. #417

June 3rd, 2016

    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
    Aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed. #248
    Space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space. #097

June 4th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 910th in the world and 31st in Lazarus for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.93 Years.
    Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down. #053
    A government program is underway to revitalize Divine Cervine's beaches. #031
    Public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned. #434
    Divine Cervine's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand. #093

June 5th, 2016

    Criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program. #505
    Citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government. #283
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Excellent to Very Good.
    Extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals. #410
    Pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government. #107

June 6th, 2016

    Noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law. #338
    Politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing. #289
    Suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks. #457
    Welfare funding has recently gone through the roof. #164
    Research grant proposals read like political diatribes. #523

June 7th, 2016

    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
    Divine Cervine's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region. #237
    A well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate. #024 lowers inclusiveness
    Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. #122

June 8th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 650th in the world and 28th in Lazarus for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,557.14 Tourists Per Hour.
    The new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play. #385
    Builders across Divine Cervine are blocked up with orders for new public loos. #525
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June 9th, 2016

    High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. #018
    Illegal hunting is rife after veganism was recently made compulsory. #205
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Very Good to Good.
    Children are raised bilingual from an early age. #071

June 10th, 2016

    Citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages. #115
    The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. #016
    Organ donation is compulsory. #026

June 11th, 2016

    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
    Invading armies are given hard glares for their cheek. #244
    A vast monorail network carries people all over the country. #083
    Parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads. #148

June 12th, 2016

    Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed. #353
    The constant playing of Merry Birthday on Divine Cervinean radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity. #500
    The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. #003

June 13th, 2016



    Divine Cervine is ranked 4,970th in the world and 138th in Lazarus for Most Secular, with 59.93 Atheism Rate.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
    Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. #207
    Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Good to Excellent.
    Most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. #167
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June 14th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 400th in the world and 27th in Lazarus for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 19,539.85 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.
    Prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators. #069
    Invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days. #493
    Citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons. #149
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Good to Average.

June 15th, 2016

    Police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom. #528
    Almost all of Divine Cervine's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. #264
    The Divine Cervinean Economy rose from Strong to Very Strong.
    Divine Cervine gained the banner Bright Lights, Big City by combining 1 billion citizens with a very strong economy.
    Divine Cervine gained the banner Modern Steel by reaching 100 million citizens with an excellent environment and economy.
    Divine Cervine gained the banner Beating Heart by reaching 300 million citizens with a very strong economy and a non-terrible environment.
    The Enchanted Wildwood of Sacred Fauna's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight. #530 lowers income equality

June 16th, 2016

    The mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Divine Cervine's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance. #108
    The sound of wooden legs echo throughout Divine Cervine after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. #135
    Student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned purple fairy deerball fields. #415
    There has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates. #088
    Reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors. #178

June 17th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 608th in the world and 26th in Lazarus for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,602.68 Tourists Per Hour.
    The installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused. #462
    Shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals. #431
    The government funds large training centres to turn purple fairy deer into functioning members of society. #133
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June 18th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 5,193rd in the world and 144th in Lazarus for Most Secular, with 59.57 Atheism Rate.
    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
    Artists are pillars of society. #124
    The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles. #029
    Businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders. #305
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June 19th, 2016

    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
    The state believes that nature-oriented summer camps will somehow solve youth crime. #109 lowers pacifism
    Most citizens in Divine Cervine are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government. #247
    Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field. #373

June 20th, 2016

    Noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law. #338
    Graffiti graces every city's streets. #114
    Schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes. #200
    There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt. #138

June 21st, 2016

    No one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed. #536 lowers pacifism, compassion, niceness

June 22nd, 2016

    The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. #342
    Protests are legal but strictly supervised. #153
    Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Excellent to Very Good.
    Children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet. #365
    The government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced. #355

June 23rd, 2016

    Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
    All forms of advertising are banned. #104 There has been no effect on the economy as a result.
    Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Very Good to Good.

June 24th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 140th in the world and 7th in Lazarus for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 19,182.79 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.
    The number of students attending university has reached a record high. #209
    Debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace. #538
    Betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant. #371
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June 25th, 2016

    The wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned. #145
    Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation. #516
    Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. #195
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Average to Good.
    Being impolite in public is punishable by heavy fines. #464 increases rudeness
    Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Good to Average.
    Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Good to Average.

June 26th, 2016

    The government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance. #161 SIGNIFICANTLY increases wage gap
    Politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income. #307 Crime 1.44 → 1.45 +0.69%, Safety 134.20 → 134.56 +0.27%
    Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Average to Good.

June 27th, 2016

    Tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. #023
    The nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist. #006 Inclusiveness 326.44 → 324.98 -0.45%
    The government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor. #255
    The government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly. #243

June 28th, 2016

    Workers have seized control of the economy. #339
    Welfare funding has recently gone through the roof. #164
    Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation. #485
    The Divine Cervinean Economy rose from Very Strong to Thriving.
    Divine Cervine gained the banner Island of Many Hills by developing a very strong economy in a nation of 2 billion citizens.
    Divine Cervine gained the banner Skyward by reaching 500 million citizens with a very strong economy.

June 29th, 2016


    Divine Cervine is ranked 894th in the world and 32nd in Lazarus for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 6,461.4 on the Clooney Contribution Index.
    Wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms. #346
    Breast milk is being redistributed from each according to their ability to each according to their need. #446 +Inclusiveness 325.22 → 325.71
    The wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned. #145
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June 30th, 2016


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