Monday, May 21, 2007

Cutabaria progress report

I somehow doubt anybody is interested, but there we go ...

UN Category of Government: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Strong
Political Freedoms: Excellent

The Most Serene Republic of Cutabaria is a very large, socially progressive nation, notable for its burgeoning starfish population. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 76 million enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government is mainly concerned with Education, although Social Welfare and Healthcare are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 26%. A tiny private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "Love and peace!" as a way of life, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, untold millions of chocolate bars are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme, and streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all. 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, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the chocolate bar.