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, renowned for its burgeoning sheep population. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 9 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 is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Healthcare and Education are secondary priorities. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 14%. A substantial private sector is dominated by the Gambling industry.
Voting is compulsory, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, all tariffs have been abolished, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime is a problem. FiberFleece's national animal is the sheep and its currency is the spindle.
FiberFleece is ranked 2640th in the region and 47,868th in the world for Most Armed.
New Issue: Rising divorce rate, what's happening to the nuclear family? - voting to legalize gay marriage (other options were to outlaw divorce or to require couples to call each other "darling" at least once a day)