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Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans!

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.



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 5th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
OMG I miss nationstates. I used to have a place in Docking Bay 94 which was really fun XD I might have to start a new one.
Jul. 5th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
Yes, do!
I'll invite you to the Balrog Cuttings region!

And one good ironic Obi-Wan icon deserves another. ;-)

Jul. 6th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)
Oh, and I'm premiering my "liberty" icon today - because freedom isn't free.
Nope, it costs $1.05.
Jul. 6th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
Smart Alex
I was wondering when somebuddy would chime in with a comment like that!

Jul. 7th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
Oh great, another chronovore.
Jul. 10th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
Time-eater? Oh, not really. Just remember to update it more often than once every 28 days when you haven't set Vacation Mode.

Oh, BTW, your broccoli person must diereport to the, uh, "plant" for immediate... "processing", so says, dashamus.

Jul. 10th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Chronovores
I haven't gotten any email from that site in the last three days. I guess I'll have to go see what's up in Mushroomland.

BTW: I got the broccoli person from "makingfiends.com", purveyors of comical short web animations. Also this potato icon is from a different series by the same artist.
Jul. 12th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
Did you delete the nation or make it more than 28 days ago? I get a "no longer exists" error message when I search for it.

Thanks for the reference!

Jul. 12th, 2005 08:49 am (UTC)
Sorry, that's "Community of Mycota"
Erm, sorry, "mushroomland" was only a nickname...
Jul. 18th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Sorry, that's "Community of Mycota"
Ah, gotcha.

Cute nation! *guesses that flag is Lebanon... yep*

I think mrowe adapted the Lebanese flag into one of the Two Trees.

Here, you get the first commentary use of my "flora" icon. (I don't have one for "fungi" alone! :-))

Jul. 18th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Sorry, that's "Community of Mycota"
Yeah, I'd like to modify the flag to show a mushroom there, but that's pushing my artistic skills.
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