“A light in darkness, when all other lights go out...”
|Category: Civil Rights Lovefest|
Regional Influence: Negotiator (414)
Location: Capitalist Paradise
Overview • Factbook • People • Government • Economy • Trend • Analysis
The Free Republic of Afforess was a colossal, socially progressive nation, renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 9.489 billion live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New New York. The average income tax rate is 11%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
Euthanasia is illegal, the military frequently holds bake sales to raise funds, the recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter, and referenda are held for every conceivable government action. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Afforess's national animal is the Dove, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Credit.
Afforess is ranked 29th in Capitalist Paradise and 4,455th in the world for Happiest Citizens, scoring 11 on the Relative Cheerfulness Rating.
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