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The Community of Selinoz

“Dont force things, just let them flow”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: 10000 Islands

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Selinoz

Population312 million

CurrencyBinks
AnimalSloth

The Community of Selinoz is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 312 million Selinozians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 54.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Selinozian economy, worth 17.3 trillion Binks a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 55,338 Binks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor, the tinfoil-hat crowd also recommend tinfoil wallets, and families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Selinoz's national animal is the Sloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Selinoz is ranked 81,642nd in the world and 648th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,705.11 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,971stLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,404thMost Influential: 9,465thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,538thNicest Citizens: 11,196thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,928thTop
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Best Weather: 15,565thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,037thMost Inclusive: 17,616thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,769thMost Pacifist: 22,888thHighest Food Quality: 23,848thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 24,875thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,538th
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 68th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 127th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 127th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Selinoz was endorsed by The Hermit Kingdom of Iron Soviet.
  • : Selinoz was endorsed by The United Xzec Peoples of Boroii.
  • : Following new legislation in Selinoz, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Selinoz, the tinfoil-hat crowd also recommend tinfoil wallets.
  • : Following new legislation in Selinoz, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Selinoz, the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused.
  • : Following new legislation in Selinoz, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like.
  • : Selinoz voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Northern Borland".
  • : Following new legislation in Selinoz, party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises.
  • : Following new legislation in Selinoz, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.

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