Well, that escalated quickly…
Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights: Superb
Political Freedoms: Rare
The Armed Republic of Bannannas is a tiny, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 10 million enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.
The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Equality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5%. A large private sector is led by the Uranium Mining industry, followed by Cheese Exports and Retail.
College students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, a dictator has seized power and outlawed elections, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes. Crime is pervasive. Bannannas’s national animal is the Ape, and its currency is the Bannanna.