20.4.07

The Rogue Nation of NaughtyFerrets

I'm proud of the country I've created! You can create your own country by going to www.nationstates.net. For those of you who've read Jennifer Government (if you haven't, I recommend it! It's witty, well-written, thought provoking, and has a really neat cover), Max Barry is the inspiration behind this site. There's really no point to Nation States, I just like to see my country's bio change every day after I address any issues. Here's today's:

The Rogue Nation of NaughtyFerrets
"What would a ferret dookadookadooka?"


"The Rogue Nation of NaughtyFerrets is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 300 million are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

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 the Environment. The average income tax rate is 55%, and even higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is dominated by the Trout Farming industry.

Main battle tanks stalk the woods of NaughtyFerrets in search of ferrets, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban, and the government is cracking down on subversive groups. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. NaughtyFerrets's national animal is the ferret, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the raisin."

I'm experiencing a dilemma! The region of Ferrets has contacting me asking me to move from Caledonia, where all my friends are, to Ferrets, where several of the ferret nations are gathering. They trade in things like "pellets" and "shiny jingles." Oh, and though their flags are way cool, MINE would be the coolest by far! Oh the awful temptation!!

3 comments:

Rev Transit said...

You should move. You can always come back.

The Ferrets region may do things in interesting ways which you can then report back. I bet it will be more fun if you move.

Shannon said...

I disagree. If you are a _naughty_ ferret, you shouldn't do what the other ferrets expect!

Besides, you can't trust the Rev - he's from an inoffensive centrist democracy. Likely he has some secondary purpose in mind! Don't let democracy manipulate or sway you!

Rev Transit said...

Jo, what would ferrets choose to do?