The Nomadic Peoples of FiberFleece
"In Wool We Trust"
Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights: Below Average
Political Freedoms: Superb
Location: The North Pacific
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Nomadic Peoples of FiberFleece is a small, pleasant nation, remarkable for its burgeoning sheep population. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 8 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 medium-sized government concentrates mainly on Law & Order, although Healthcare and Education are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 16%. A small but healthy private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.
Voting is compulsory, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and all tariffs have been abolished. Crime is a problem. FiberFleece's national animal is the sheep and its currency is the spindle.
FiberFleece is ranked 2177th in the region and 43,795th in the world for Most Comprehensive Public Healthcare.
Issue: Children as young as eight have been gambling in casinos. - Legalize all gambling. (Other option was outlaw gambling completely, no option to make it legal for adults only.)