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The Warm Sunny Shores of The Fabulous Islands

“These are the nights that never die.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Forest

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The Fabulous Islands

Population589 million

CapitalGood Vibes

Currencygold amazeball
Animalflying dog

The Warm Sunny Shores of The Fabulous Islands is a huge, genial nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory vegetarianism, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 589 million Fabulous Islanders 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Good Vibes. The average income tax rate is 82.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Fabulous Islandsian economy, worth 43.1 trillion gold amazeballs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 73,254 gold amazeballs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People take government jobs for the frequent flier miles, Leader's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Fabulous Islands's national animal is the flying dog, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Fabulous Islands is ranked 155,731st in the world and 397th in Forest for Highest Economic Output, with 43.1 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Pacifist: 5,351stSafest: 6,053rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,421stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,865thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,982ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,677thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,700thNicest Citizens: 8,974thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,144thTop
10%
Most Inclusive: 13,209thBest Weather: 13,307thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,897thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,968thHealthiest Citizens: 13,977thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,857thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,987thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,300thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,128thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,015thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,759thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,765thMost Income Equality: 19,170thLowest Crime Rates: 19,508thSmartest Citizens: 20,858thMost Secular: 20,895thMost Influential: 21,553rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,981stLargest Governments: 23,542nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Fabulous Islands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Long-Term Storage Of Produced Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in The Fabulous Islands, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : The Fabulous Islands's influence in Forest rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : The Fabulous Islands was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in The Fabulous Islands, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Following new legislation in The Fabulous Islands, Leader's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition.
  • : Following new legislation in The Fabulous Islands, people take government jobs for the frequent flier miles.
  • : Following new legislation in The Fabulous Islands, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Fabulous Islands, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life.
  • : Following new legislation in The Fabulous Islands, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.

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