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The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine

“Where the deer’s swift leap startles the wild bee”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Lazarus

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The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine History - 2016 July - August

The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine History
2016

July - August

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July 1st, 2016

    • There is a dearth of space for new houses. #331
    • All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras. #021
    • Illegal hunting is rife after veganism was recently made compulsory. #205
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Average to Below Average.
    • Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down. #053
    • The government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists. #222

July 2nd, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 3,078th in the world and 108th in Lazarus for Highest Poor Incomes, with 126,041.3 Standard Monetary Units.
    • The words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence. #152
    • The Divine Cervinean Economy fell from Thriving to Very Strong.
    • Rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements. #492
    • Tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects. #440
    • The Divine Cervinean Economy rose from Very Strong to Thriving.
    • Schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students. #062

July 3rd, 2016


    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
    • The government has declared victoria over the cheese menace. #507
    • Leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks. #050
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Below Average to Average.
    • The nation's leading climatologists are investigating animal flatulence in efforts to reduce methane emissions. #495

July 4th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 9,370th in the world and 369th in Lazarus for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 6,915.34 on the Gilded Widget Scale.
    • Companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave. #304
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Average to Good.
    • Invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days. #493
    • Purple fairy deer is one of the most popular forenames in Divine Cervine. #258

July 5th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand. #093
    • In a baffling press conference Queen Arbeaone proudly dismantled a broken door. #503
    • The government pours millions of luminous orbs into rehabilitation programs annually. #058 lowers Inclusiveness 331.92 → 331.43 -0.15%
    • Birth rates have hit an all-time low. #364

July 6th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 690th in the world and 29th in Lazarus for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 13,569.72 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.
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July 7th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. #263
    • All forms of advertising are banned. #104 There has been no effect on the economy as a result.
    • The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall. #341
    • A vast monorail network carries people all over the country. #083

July 8th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 12,486th in the world and 482nd in Lazarus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 229.78 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.
    • The new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play. #385
    • Angry crowds formed yesterday around government offices in Divine Cervine, demanding the reinstatement of free and fair elections. #125 dismissed
    • Heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste. #156
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July 9th, 2016

    • Almost all of Divine Cervine's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. #264
    • The Divine Cervinean Economy rose from Thriving to Powerhouse.
    • Queen Arbeaone's mistress is the belle at many state balls. #417 no effect, headline "Old Man Yells At Cloud"
    • Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. #099
    • Students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. #121

July 10th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
    • The nation has an international reputation for compassion. #036
    • Mathematicians are hated by children across the country. #474 lowers Niceness 80.71 → 80.59, lowers Cheerfulness 70.86 → 70.57
    • Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. #122
    • Criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program. #505

July 11th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
    • The endangered saltwater humpback purple fairy deer is only seen in captivity programs. #547
    • Every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead. #548 lowers Eco-Friendliness, Economy
    • Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. #195 lowers Civil Rights now? 62.77 → 62.05 -1.1%

July 12th, 2016

    • Children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet. #365
    • The government funds large training centres to turn purple fairy deer into functioning members of society. #133
    • The mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations. #049

July 13th, 2016

    • Military funding has been stripped back. #014
    • The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. #003
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Good to Very Good.
    • Several underground organisations in Divine Cervine have recently been spreading discontent throughout the populace about not being able to vote. #177 dismissed

July 14th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 207th in the world and 16th in Lazarus for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 23,769.92 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.
    • Every workday begins with group therapy. #496
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July 15th, 2016

    • The nation is currently revamping its entire education system. #064
    • Educators and parents alike are allowing children to view the internet again after violent videos were purged. #550
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Very Good to Good.

July 16th, 2016

    • The Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. #551
    • Veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days. #455
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Good to Very Good.
    • The government is giving peace a chance. #312

July 17th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
    • Anti-government web sites are springing up. #037
    • People take government jobs for the frequent flier miles. #278 lowers Income Equality 97.65 → 97.07 -0.59%
    • Book Publishing facilities are being turned into purple fairy deer habitats. #459
    • The "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The The Enchanted Wildwood of Sacred Fauna Times is sold out. #275
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Good to Very Good.

July 18th, 2016




    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
    • People faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations. #092
    • Divine Cervine's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region. #237
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July 19th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 2,405th in the world and 72nd in Lazarus for Most Secular, with 73.99 Atheism Rate.
    • The government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in The Enchanted Wildwood of Sacred Fauna for fear of causing a fuss. #423
    • There has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees. #441 lowers Economy 90.38 → 87.12 -3.6%
    • The Divine Cervinean Economy fell from Powerhouse to Thriving.
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July 20th, 2016

    • It is illegal to make racist remarks in public. #022
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Very Good to Good.
    • Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. #207
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Good to Excellent.

July 21st, 2016

    • Artists are pillars of society. #124
    • Citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless. #251
    • The government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'. #216 lowers Economy 87.12 → 85.00 -2.4%
    • UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. #081

July 22nd, 2016

    • All beauty contests have been banned. #101
    • Pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government. #107 Economy 89.00 → 85.00 -4.5%
    • Betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant. #371

July 23rd, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 571st in the world and 19th in Lazarus for Longest Average Lifespans, with 92.67 Years.
    • The arms industry has been shut down in a surge of pacifism. #137
    • Space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space. #097
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July 24th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 10,111th in the world and 440th in Lazarus for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 6,664.67 on the Gilded Widget Scale.
    • Rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements. #492 lowers Culture 205.00 → 203.00 -0.98%
    • Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. #556
    • 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
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July 25th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,495th in the world and 78th in Lazarus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 135.24 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.
    • A ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect. #112
    • There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt. #138
    • Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "Love and peace!" as a way of life. #190
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July 26th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 8,399th in the world and 306th in Lazarus for Most Developed, scoring 83.14 on the Human Development Index.
    • Wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms. #346
    • Refugees from other nations are flocking to Divine Cervine's border. #047
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July 27th, 2016



    • Divine Cervine is ranked 14,675th in the world and 612th in Lazarus for Nudest, with 215.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
    • Aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed. #248
    • Town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists. #554
    • Groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol. #490
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July 28th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 15,247th in the world and 652nd in Lazarus for Highest Average Incomes, with 131,840.73 Standard Monetary Units.
    • Public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned. #434
    • Government buildings are being cleansed for anything that might have racist connotations. #464
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Excellent to Very Good.
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July 29th, 2016

    • Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. #321
    • Research grant proposals read like political diatribes. #523
    • Divine Cervine's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region. #237
    • High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. #018

July 30th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,412th in the world and 53rd in Lazarus for Largest Governments, scoring 51.29 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.
    • Tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. #023
    • Park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets. #557
    • Every week is blindness awareness week. #558 increases Wealth Gaps 1.02 → 1.03 +0.98%, lowers Income Equality 97.77 → 97.53 -0.25%
    • Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. #293

July 31st, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
    • Angry crowds formed yesterday around government offices in Divine Cervine, demanding the reinstatement of free and fair elections. #125 dismissed
    • Invading armies are given hard glares for their cheek. #244
    • Animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs. #502
    • Police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom. #528 lowers Civil Rights 68.31 → 66.72 -2.3%

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August 1st, 2016

    • Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation. #516
    • Any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist. #394
    • Several underground organisations in Divine Cervine have recently been spreading discontent throughout the populace about not being able to vote. #177 dismissed

August 2nd, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
    • Graffiti graces every city's streets. #114
    • Dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws. #162
    • 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
    • Pro-democracy regime change has been avoided. #359

August 3rd, 2016

    • Reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors. #178

August 4th, 2016

    • Parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads. #148
    • Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. #122

August 5th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,370th in the world and 56th in Lazarus for Largest Governments, scoring 51.62 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.
    • The nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees. #035
    • The number of students attending university has reached a record high. #209
    • Euthanasia is legal. #028
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August 6th, 2016

    • Student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned purple fairy deerball fields. #415
    • Criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program. #505
    • 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song. #236

August 7th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 229th in the world and 6th in Lazarus for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 134.28 on the Kitten Softness Rating.
    • Most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. #167
    • School plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment. #501
    • Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. #491
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August 8th, 2016

    • The nation has an international reputation for compassion. #036
    • Suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks. #457
    • All forms of advertising are banned. #104
    • Young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts. #504
    • Badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game. #239

August 9th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
    • Organ donation is compulsory. #026
    • Politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing. #289
    • An increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. #218

August 10th, 2016

    • Businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders. #305
    • The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. #016

August 11th, 2016

    • The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall. #341
    • Welfare funding has recently gone through the roof. #164

August 12th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
    • Citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government. #283
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August 13th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
    • The words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence. #152
    • Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. #491
    • Popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs. #565
    • Drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. #449

August 14th, 2016

    • The Divine Cervinean Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances. #478

August 15th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,333rd in the world and 68th in Lazarus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 138.65 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.
    • Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation. #485
    • The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure. #419
    • The "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The The Enchanted Wildwood of Sacred Fauna Times is sold out. #275
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Very Good to Excellent.
    • Noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law. #338

August 16th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
    • The nation is currently revamping its entire education system. #064
    • Students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. #121
    • Pro-democracy regime change has been avoided. #359

August 17th, 2016

    • Almost all of Divine Cervine's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. #264
    • The Divine Cervinean Economy rose from Thriving to Powerhouse.
    • Invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days. #493

August 18th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
    • Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. #293
    • Illegal hunting is rife after veganism was recently made compulsory. #205 lowers Civil Rights 67.44 → 61.85, Intelligence 135.46 → 134.87
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Very Good to Good.
    • Prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators. #069

August 19th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 109th in the world and 2nd in Lazarus for Most Inclusive, scoring 353.77 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.
    • The Enchanted Wildwood of Sacred Fauna has become the number one destination for urban exploration in Lazarus. #518
    • The nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms. #226
    • Educators and parents alike are allowing children to view the internet again after violent videos were purged. #550
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August 20th, 2016

    • The government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in The Enchanted Wildwood of Sacred Fauna for fear of causing a fuss. #423
    • The Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. #551
    • Citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages. #115

August 21st, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
    • Divine Cervine's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. #013
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August 22nd, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 2,739th in the world and 87th in Lazarus for Most Secular, with 74.49 Atheism Rate.
    • Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field. #373
    • Birth rates have hit an all-time low. #364
    • Workers have seized control of the economy. #339
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August 23rd, 2016

    • Same-sex marriages are increasingly common. #001
    • The government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor. #255
    • Leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks. #050
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Good to Very Good.
    • Divine Cervine gained the banner Open for Business by helping people do business.
    • Divine Cervine gained the banner Starting Out by combining civil rights with a healthy economy.

August 24th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,927th in the world and 67th in Lazarus for Highest Poor Incomes, with 144,776.29 Standard Monetary Units.
    • When people ask what the difference is between politicians and lawyers they are referred to document c15(iv) section 14.1 subsection 3.2 of the Jan 2015 political category definition guidance codes. #567
    • Children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet. #365
    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1st in Lazarus for Most Inclusive.
    • Debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace. #538 lowers Civil Rights 64.92 → 64.62 -0.46%
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August 25th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,918th in the world and 68th in Lazarus for Highest Poor Incomes, with 144,877.56 Standard Monetary Units.
    • The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. #003
    • Student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned purple fairy deerball fields. #415
    • Divine Cervine is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. #175
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August 26th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 374th in the world and 11th in Lazarus for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,926.88 Tourists Per Hour.
    • Citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked. #008
    • Long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences. #131
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Excellent to Very Good.
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August 27th, 2016

    • Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. #556
    • Betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant. #371

August 28th, 2016

    • Students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations. #522
    • There has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates. #088

August 29th, 2016

    • Town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists. #554
    • The government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly. #243

August 30th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 75th in the world and 4th in Lazarus for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 22,313.38 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.
    • 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 new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. #342
    • Reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors. #178
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Very Good to Good.

August 31st, 2016


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