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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,023rd Most Primitive: 1,173rd Most Influential: 6,106th
The Most Serene Republic of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
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Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Scar Island

Population611 million

CapitalScar

CurrencyScar
AnimalUnknown

The Most Serene Republic of Scar Island is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, national health service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 611 million Unknowns are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scar. The average income tax rate is 34.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Unknown economy, worth 46.7 trillion Scars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 76,427 Scars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight, children of nonreligious parents are often barred from school festival events, the nation's once beautiful countryside has turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides, and saying "don't do anything that Leader wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scar Island's national animal is the Unknown, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Scar Island is ranked 144,993rd in the world and 8,072nd in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 90.8 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,023rdMost Primitive: 1,173rdTop
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Most Influential: 6,106thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 8,872ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,681stHighest Drug Use: 15,342nd
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 40th in the regionMost Primitive: 49th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 345th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 474th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 748th in the regionLargest Black Market: 825th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 910th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Scar Island, saying "don't do anything that Leader wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Following new legislation in Scar Island, the nation's once beautiful countryside has turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides.
  • : Following new legislation in Scar Island, children of nonreligious parents are often barred from school festival events.
  • : Scar Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Scar Island, citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight.
  • : Scar Island was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Scar Island, students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class.
  • : Following new legislation in Scar Island, a shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's.
  • : Following new legislation in Scar Island, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Unknown grocery store.
  • : Following new legislation in Scar Island, the newest shade developed by Scar Island's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'.

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