Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Most Serene Republic of Cutabaria

My new country.
The Most Serene Republic of Cutabaria is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its burgeoning starfish population. Its compassionate, hard-working population of 5 million 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Social Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 23%. A tiny private sector is dominated by the Woodchip Exports industry.

Crime is moderate, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Cutabaria's national animal is the starfish and its currency is the chocolate bar.
For comparison, here is one of the "most unhealthy countries" ...
The Bucolic Setting of Antebellum South
UN Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights: Some
Economy: Frightening
Political Freedoms: Below Average
Location: American Continent
Regional Influence: Negotiator

The Bucolic Setting of Antebellum South is a massive, devout nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.898 billion are either ruled by a small, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, pro-business individuals is mainly concerned with Defence, although Commerce and Law & Order are on the agenda. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining industries.

Urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffer-driven limousines, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals, people have to sneak out of the country in order to have sex, and the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Antebellum South's national animal is the possum, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the dollar.
I really can't spend all day doing this .... I have to work ....