Sunday, June 03, 2007

My idea of heaven ...

... not.

But certainly more utopian than most countries in the world today ...

UN Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights: Very Good
Economy: Reasonable
Political Freedoms: Superb

The Most Serene Republic of Cutabaria is a very large, socially progressive nation, notable for its burgeoning starfish population. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 155 million love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government [??? How did that happen?!] devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as Defence and Law & Order receiving almost no funds by comparison [and that was before the cutbacks in today's dilemma. If invasion were possible in this game, I think it would have happened by now!]. The average income tax rate is 33%, but much higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising fourteen-year-old boys selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. [Oops!]

Hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Cutabaria's many privately-owned prisons, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, genetic research is temporarily tied up in government red tape, and prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams. Crime is well under control. Cutabaria's national animal is the starfish, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the chocolate bar.

Cutabaria is ranked 45th out of 154 in the region [a particularly enlightened region, Rineu]and 16,743rd out of 90,392 in the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.