The Federal Republic of Slonful is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed population of 7.112 billion Slonfulians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 82.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Slonfulian economy, worth 552 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 77,690 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, anti-government web sites are springing up, it is rumoured that Leader uses a magic 8-ball to make policy decisions, and NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Slonful's national animal is the penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Slonful was endorsed by The Republic of Mashedpotatoland.
- : Following new legislation in Slonful, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people.
- : Following new legislation in Slonful, it is rumoured that Leader uses a magic 8-ball to make policy decisions.
- : Slonful endorsed The Sororal Republics of Wallenburg.
- : Slonful endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Deber.
- : Slonful was endorsed by The Sororal Republics of Wallenburg.
- : Slonful was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Deber.
- : Following new legislation in Slonful, anti-government web sites are springing up.
- : Following new legislation in Slonful, claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges.
- : Following new legislation in Slonful, the request to "give us our daily bread" can only be fulfilled six days out of seven.
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