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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 September - October

The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine History
2016

September - October

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September 1st, 2016

    • Parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads. #148
    • Space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space. #097

September 2nd, 2016

    • Companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave. #304
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Good to Very Good.
    • National parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'. #297

September 3rd, 2016

    • Public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned. #434
    • Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed. #353
    • The government is giving peace a chance. #312

September 4th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 321st in the world and 12th in Lazarus for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 8,156.85 on the Clooney Contribution Index.
    • Schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students. #062
    • Divine Cervine's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand. #093
    • The endangered saltwater humpback purple fairy deer is only seen in captivity programs. #547
    • Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. #122

September 5th, 2016

    • The mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations. #049
    • Debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace. #538 lowers Civil Rights 65.13 → 64.82 -0.48%

September 6th, 2016

    • All beauty contests have been banned. #101
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Very Good to Good.
    • Angry crowds formed yesterday around government offices in Divine Cervine, demanding the reinstatement of free and fair elections. #125 dismissed
    • Organ donation is compulsory. #026 lowers Civil Rights 63.79 → 61.74 -3.2%
    • Breast milk is being redistributed from each according to their ability to each according to their need. #446

September 7th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 208th in the world and 5th in Lazarus for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 138.72 on the Kitten Softness Rating.
    • Tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. #023
    • Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. #099
    • 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
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September 8th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,241st in the world and 51st in Lazarus for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 73.9 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.
    • Every workday begins with group therapy. #496
    • Euthanasia is legal. #028
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Good to Very Good.
    • A vast monorail network carries people all over the country. #083
    • Some Divine Cervinean athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events. #573
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
    • The new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play. #385
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September 9th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 3,096th in the world and 149th in Lazarus for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 49 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.
    • Divine Cervine's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region. #237
    • A ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect. #112
    • Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. #207
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Very Good to Excellent.

September 10th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 3,631st in the world and 159th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 7,049.22 on the Societal Mobility Rating.
    • People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight. #056
    • The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles. #029
    • Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "Love and peace!" as a way of life. #190
    • People are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer. #066

September 12th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 3,620th in the world and 158th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 7,043.29 on the Societal Mobility Rating.
    • Queen Arbeaone's mistress is the belle at many state balls. #417 increases Rudeness 6.59 → 6.61 +0.30%
    • Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation. #516
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September 13th, 2016

    • Signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles. #579 lowers Culture 206.00 → 205.00 -0.49%
    • Purple Fairy Deer is one of the most popular forenames in Divine Cervine. #258 lowers Niceness 92.08 → 91.97 -0.12%, Cheerfulness 74.41 → 74.16 -0.34%

September 14th, 2016

    • The government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists. #222

September 15th, 2016

    • The government has declared victoria over the cheese menace. #507
    • No personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police. #580 lowers Civil Rights 65.54 → 64.15 -2.1%
    • It is illegal to make racist remarks in public. #022 Rudeness 6.63 → 6.73, Political Freedom 70.95 → 66.19, Civil Rights 64.15 → 59.38
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Very Good to Good.
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Excellent to Very Good.
    • Heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste. #156

September 16th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 4,647th in the world and 180th in Lazarus for Most Developed, scoring 88.65 on the Human Development Index.
    • Children are raised bilingual from an early age. #071
    • Military funding has been stripped back. #014
    • The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. #016
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September 17th, 2016

    • Shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals. #431
    • Several underground organisations in Divine Cervine have recently been spreading discontent throughout the populace about not being able to vote. #177 dismissed
    • Students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. #121

September 18th, 2016

    • Drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. #449
    • The sound of wooden legs echo throughout Divine Cervine after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. #135 lowers Public Education 29,136.74 → 29,118.32 -0.06%
    • Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. #321

September 19th, 2016

    • Citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages. #115
    • The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure. #419

September 20th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,075th in the world and 47th in Lazarus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 145.3 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.
    • Any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist. #394
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September 21st, 2016

    • Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down. #053
    • An endless multinational bureaucracy connects the Red Bloc. #577
    • The Divine Cervinean Economy rose from Powerhouse to All-Consuming.
    • EpiPen sales have skyrocketed. #441 lowers Welfare, Foreign Aid, Education, Healthcare, Tourism, Health, Environmental Beauty, Weather
    • There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt. #138
    • The Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. #551

September 22nd, 2016

    • There is a dearth of space for new houses. #331
    • 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song. #236 lowers Welfare 22,636.01 → 22,498.97 -0.61%

September 23rd, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 145th in the world and 9th in Lazarus for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 26,823.53 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.
    • Refugees from other nations are flocking to Divine Cervine's border. #047
    • Maxtopian Grass flags adorn every college dorm room. #420
    • The family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year. #586 lowers Niceness 93.15 → 93.04, Cheerfulness 74.67 → 74.41
    • The nation's leading climatologists are investigating animal flatulence in efforts to reduce methane emissions. #495

September 24th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. #175
    • The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles. #029

September 26th, 2016

    • Same-sex marriages are increasingly common. #001
    • The Enchanted Wildwood of Sacred Fauna has become the number one destination for urban exploration in Lazarus. #518
    • Advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines. #548
    • People faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations. #092

September 27th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 10,125th in the world and 406th in Lazarus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 255.24 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.
    • The government is giving peace a chance. #312
    • The government funds large training centres to turn purple fairy deer into functioning members of society. #133
    • Student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned purple fairy deerball fields. #415
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September 28th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Safest.
    • Same-sex marriages are increasingly common. #001
    • An increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. #218

September 29th, 2016



    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
    • People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. #582
    • Divine Cervine's influence in Lazarus rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
    • Divine Cervine is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. #175 increases Crime 1.36 → 1.37 +0.74%, lowers Safety 145.96 → 145.69 -0.18%
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September 30th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
    • Breast milk is being redistributed from each according to their ability to each according to their need. #446
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October 1st, 2016

    • Dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws. #162 lowers Economy 96.22 → 96.08 -0.15%
    • Queen Arbeaone panders to nontraditional families. #432 I have adopted my first children
    • Raver DJ XStacy holds multiple medical degrees in chillaxing. #597
    • Graffiti graces every city's streets. #114
    • Nude art is becoming wildly popular. #052
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Good to Very Good.

October 2nd, 2016



    • Divine Cervine is ranked 233rd in the world and 6th in Lazarus for Nicest Citizens, with 94.31 Average Smiles Per Day.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
    • Educators and parents alike are allowing children to view the internet again after violent videos were purged. #550
    • Research grant proposals read like political diatribes. #523
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October 3rd, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 10,163rd in the world and 483rd in Lazarus for Highest Average Incomes, with 153,272.47 Standard Monetary Units.
    • Book Publishing facilities are being turned into purple fairy deer habitats. #459
    • Former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafιs. #588 lowers Civil Rights 64.82 → 61.64 -4.9% (skip)
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights fell from Very Good to Good.
    • 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

October 4th, 2016

    • Badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game. #239
    • Dining out often involves purple fairy deer on the plate no matter what you order. #558 increases Wealth Gaps 1.00 → 1.01 +1.0%, lowers Income Equality 99.53 → 99.17 -0.36%
    • The Museum of Soybeans is the cultural heart of the nation. #581
    • Space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft. #589 Intelligence 147.39 → 146.54, Scientific Advancement 256.12 → 228.75

October 5th, 2016

    • Billions of luminous orbs are being poured into a space program. #038
    • Workers have seized control of the economy. #339
    • Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. #556 lowers Culture 216.00 → 214.00 -0.93%
    • Leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks. #050 Rudeness 6.56 → 6.64 +1.2%, Compassion 144.87 → 144.71 -0.11%, Niceness 95.37 → 95.26 -0.12%
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Good to Very Good.
    • Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. #207
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Very Good to Excellent.

October 6th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
    • A government program is underway to revitalize Divine Cervine's beaches. #031
    • High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. #018
    • Queen Arbeaone's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site. #600
    • Park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets. #557

October 7th, 2016

    • Betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant. #371
    • 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
    • The words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence. #152

October 8th, 2016

    • Political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions. #598
    • Almost all of Divine Cervine's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. #264
    • All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras. #021 lowers Safety? 148.79 → 148.66 -0.09%, Intelligence 149.76 → 149.45 -0.21%, Civil Rights 68.51 → 66.05 -3.6%

October 9th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
    • Artists are pillars of society. #124
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October 10th, 2016

    • A new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision. #324
    • The Divine Cervinean Economy rose from All-Consuming to Frightening.
    • The government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters. #252

October 11th, 2016

    • Welfare funding has recently gone through the roof. #164
    • Wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms. #346
    • Long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences. #131
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Excellent to Very Good.

October 12th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 324th in the world and 6th in Lazarus for Most Beautiful Environments, with 4,647.74 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.
    • The installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused. #462
    • Protests are legal but strictly supervised. #153 increases Rudeness 6.59 → 6.72 +2.0% (dismiss)
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Very Good to Good.
    • The new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play. #385

October 13th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 429th in the world and 16th in Lazarus for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 15,813.66 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.
    • Divine Cervine has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. #263
    • Builders across Divine Cervine are blocked up with orders for new public loos. #525
    • The arms industry has been shut down in a surge of pacifism. #137
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Good to Very Good.

October 14th, 2016

    • UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. #081
    • Most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. #167

October 15th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Developed.
    • Queen Arbeaone has more friends than ever before. #602
    • Pushy mums tell their kids to be doctors and engineers but steer them away from being penniless lawyers. #601

October 16th, 2016

    • Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. #556 lowers Culture 220.00 → 218.00 -0.91%
    • The sound of wooden legs echo throughout Divine Cervine after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. #135

October 17th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 964th in the world and 34th in Lazarus for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 99.39 Effective Tax Rate.
    • The police are tightening their grip on alcohol smugglers. #185
    • Veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days. #455
    • Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field. #373
    • Suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks. #457

October 18th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 747th in the world and 22nd in Lazarus for Healthiest Citizens, with 31.21 Bananas Ingested Per Day.
    • Every workday begins with group therapy. #496
    • Invading armies are given hard glares for their cheek. #244
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October 19th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 169th in the world and 2nd in Lazarus for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 147.74 on the Kitten Softness Rating.
    • Citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked. #008 only result is increased Rudeness 6.68 → 6.69 +0.15%
    • Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. #321
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October 20th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,050th in the world and 14th in Lazarus for Most Income Equality, scoring 99.76 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.
    • In a baffling press conference Queen Arbeaone proudly dismantled a broken door. #503
    • Most citizens in Divine Cervine are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government. #247
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October 21st, 2016

    • Some Divine Cervinean athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events. #573
    • Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation. #485

October 22nd, 2016


    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
    • Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients. #616
    • The mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations. #049
    • Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume. #042

October 23rd, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 276th in the world and 7th in Lazarus for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 3,154.57 Tourists Per Hour.
    • Space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space. #097
    • Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak. #276
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October 24th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
    • The endangered saltwater humpback purple fairy deer is only seen in captivity programs. #547
    • The Divine Cervine national animal has changed to "undead purple fairy deer".
    • Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. #293
    • The sanitised and dull music festivals of Divine Cervine are famed for their reasonable volume levels. #609 lowers Income Equality 99.76 → 99.53 -0.23%, Civil Rights 68.05 → 68.00 -0.07%, increases Economic Freedom -99.75 → -99.50 +0.25%

October 25th, 2016

    • The Divine Cervinean Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances. #478
    • The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure. #419
    • Divine Cervine's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand. #093
    • National parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'. #297
    • Fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal. #613

October 26th, 2016

    • Relations with Dΰguσ have warmed from frosty to chilly. #610
    • Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. #207
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms rose from Very Good to Excellent.
    • People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. #582

October 27th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 1,528th in the world and 58th in Lazarus for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 85.68 Workforce Participation Rate.
    • The nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees. #035
    • School plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment. #501
    • Doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion. #608
    • Groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol. #490

October 28th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 394th in the world and 16th in Lazarus for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 16,101.97 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.
    • 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 dismiss
    • Anti-government web sites are springing up. #037
    • Divine Cervine's Civil Rights rose from Very Good to Excellent.
    • A vast monorail network carries people all over the country. #083
    • Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed. #353

October 29th, 2016

    • Divine Cervine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
    • People are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer. #066
    • Maxtopian Grass flags adorn every college dorm room. #420

October 30th, 2016


    • Divine Cervine is ranked 822nd in the world and 31st in Lazarus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 153.88 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.
    • A zombie apocalypse has befallen upon the nation. NationStates-Z5
    • Divine Cervine is currently researching a cure.
    • Reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors. #178 Rudeness 6.50 → 6.52 +0.31%, Political Freedom 69.05 → 68.10 -1.4%, Civil Rights 71.10 → 68.67 -3.4%
    • Divine Cervine's Political Freedoms fell from Excellent to Very Good.
    • High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. #018
    • The nation is currently revamping its entire education system. #064

October 31st, 2016

    • A zombie apocalypse continues to ravage the nation.
    • 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.
    • Angry crowds formed yesterday around government offices in Divine Cervine, demanding the reinstatement of free and fair elections. #125 dismissed
    • Divine Cervine published "The Benevolent Queendom of Divine Cervine History - 2016 November - December" (Factbook: History).

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