“Loose Lips Sinks Ships”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
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Location: the South Pacific
The Republic of Herbert Island is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Herbert Winstanley with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.137 billion Herbert Islandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Administration, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moribund. The average income tax rate is 67.8%.
The frighteningly efficient Herbert Islandian economy, worth 155 trillion Gummibearshums a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 136,421 Gummibearshums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.
There's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles, bars are packed at all hours, and Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Herbert Island's national animal is the Aardvark, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Herbert Island endorsed The Sound Waves of UnShleepd.
- : Herbert Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
- : Following new legislation in Herbert Island, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case.
- : Following new legislation in Herbert Island, bars are packed at all hours.
- : Following new legislation in Herbert Island, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
- : Following new legislation in Herbert Island, there's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days.
- : Following new legislation in Herbert Island, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
- : Herbert Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed and the Top 10% for Most Cultured.
- : Herbert Island voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Food Waste".
- : Following new legislation in Herbert Island, the new "Bloodbath" orange tree autonomously seeks and destroys independent orchards.
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