Grand Duchy

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National FlagThe Grand Duchy of The Fat Badgers

"If it moves, eat it. If it doesn't move, drink it."

UN Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights: Rare Economy: Good Political Freedoms: Very Good

Location: the South Pacific

The Grand Duchy of The Fat Badgers is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5 million are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, moralistic government devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 25%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Cheese Exports.

Crime is moderate. The Fat Badgers's national animal is, of course, the Fat Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the snout.