The Nomadic Peoples of FiberFleece
"In Wool We Trust"
Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights: Average
Political Freedoms: Superb
Location: The North Pacific
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Nomadic Peoples of FiberFleece is a small, pleasant nation, notable for its burgeoning sheep population. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 14 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 16%. A substantial private sector is dominated by the Gambling industry.
Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, all tariffs have been abolished, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, and same-sex marriages are increasingly common. Crime is a problem. FiberFleece's national animal is the sheep and its currency is the spindle.
FiberFleece is ranked 1070th in the region and 23,151st in the world for Most Avoided.
Could've sworn I'd told it one issue per weekday but it was set to one every day, so I've got three pending issues at once:
Harry Potter Censorship Row - Support open libraries, no censorship
Cancer Sufferer Demands Euthanasia Bill - Allow voluntary euthanasia
More Police Needed - Increase spending to relieve poverty & increase education (reduce main cause of crime)