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The Colony of Obscure Issue Finder

“Searching for issues #1353 and #1380”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Glass Gallows

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Obscure Issue Finder

Population538 million

CurrencyNuyen
AnimalRakshasa

The Colony of Obscure Issue Finder is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 538 million SherpDaWerpians 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 26.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Obscure Issue Finderian economy, worth 29.1 trillion Nuyens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 54,026 Nuyens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Anti-government web sites are springing up, the prevalence of circular logic frequently renders parliamentary observers dizzy, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, and too many developers spoil the codebase. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Obscure Issue Finder's national animal is the Rakshasa.

Obscure Issue Finder is ranked 171,494th in the world and 5th in Glass Gallows for Most Primitive, scoring -80.44 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,970th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, too many developers spoil the codebase.
  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians.
  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, the prevalence of circular logic frequently renders parliamentary observers dizzy.
  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer.
  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Rakshasas and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, former gun owners are finding that brandishing paintball guns isn't as satisfying as the real thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Obscure Issue Finder City for fear of causing a fuss.
  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, a punitive tax has been placed on harmful emissions.
  • : Following new legislation in Obscure Issue Finder, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".

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