Friday, January 6, 2012

State of the nation: The Republic of Durrrguffy Friday January 06, 2012

The Republic of Durrrguffy | “Do less and get it done” | Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists 

Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Imploded
Political Freedoms: Superb 

Regional Influence: Power | Location: Galactic Republic

The Republic of Durrrguffy is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 2.816 billion love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

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 secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 68%, and even higher for the wealthy. A large private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable, and euthanasia is illegal. 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 72,119th in the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -2 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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