Friday, January 13, 2012

State of the Nation: Friday January 13, 2012

The Republic of Durrrguffy | “Do less and get it done” | Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights: Excellent 
Economy: Imploded
Political Freedoms: Superb 

Regional Influence: Superpower | Location: Galactic Republic

The Republic of Durrrguffy is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its compulsory military service. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 2.861 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 concentrates mainly on Education, although Social Welfare and Social Equality are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 65%, and even higher for the wealthy. A large private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories, and the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid. 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 1st in Galactic Republic and 12,384th in the world for Safest, scoring 219.2 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

The Bears of Burrrduffy | “Nemesis is the recoil of nature.” | Category: Civil Rights Lovefest

Civil Rights: Superb 
Economy: Strong 
Political Freedoms: Excellent

Regional Influence: Powerbroker | Location: Galactic Republic

The Bears of Burrrduffy is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its museums and concert halls. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 2.68 billion hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Commerce. Income tax is unheard of. A substantial private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

The government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists, the tenet of free speech is held dear, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, and streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Burrrduffy's national animal is the dog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the martini.

Burrrduffy is ranked 4th in Galactic Republic and 88,275th in the world for Safest, scoring -95.2 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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