The Republic of Durrrguffy | “Do less and get it done” | Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights: Superb
Political Freedoms: Superb
Regional Influence: Powerbroker
The Republic of Durrrguffy is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 2.805 billion are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whoever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although Social Welfare and Social Equality are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 67%, and even higher for the wealthy. A large private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
Protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, and the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system. Crime is totally unknown. Durrrguffy's national animal is the cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the rupee.
Durrrguffy is ranked 2nd in Galactic Republic and 79,417th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -6 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.