I was going to start a new NationStates-centric geopolitical ratings community called "rate_my_state" for the 4th of July, but then I found that there is already a nationstates and a jennifer_govmnt. Also, I figured I'd get inundated with posts to the effect that "Kansas rocks socks", "Kansas sucks rocks", etc. I've joined both, but not nation_states, which seems to be dead.
Now, which should I actually post to?
I give you:
The New Federated States of Wibbletraskia
(formerly the Federation of Wibbletrask)
The Smurfy Dyson Sphere of Blue Solaria
(formerly the Peoples Republic of the Smurrowdelf)
The Free Colony of Holbytlan Ranges
(formerly the Borderlands of Holbytlan Plains)
The Democratic CHOKLIT Factory of Yojtopia
(formerly the Queendom of Yojopia)
The Darth-Harthing Empire of Nazgul Sith
Motto: "I am the fire of hate; all the universe bow before me."
UN Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights: Some
Economy: Very Strong
Political Freedoms: Outlawed
Location: the West Pacific
The Darth-Harthing Empire of Nazgul Sith is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 576 million are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Public Transport. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 46%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Beef-Based Agriculture.
All marriages are arranged by the government, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, all news sources are under strict government control, and guns are banned. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Nazgul Sith's national animal is the ewok, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the imperial credit.
Nazgul Sith is ranked 267th in the region and 12,080th in the world for Largest Gambling Industries.
Thanks to iharthdarth for elements of the flag (which was formerly a seriously Sith-looking Trinidad and Tobago).
Oh, and I'm premiering my "liberty" icon today - because freedom isn't free.