The Free Land of Cynthiania
“Do as you will, but pay for it”
UN Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights: Excellent
Political Freedoms: Very Good
Location: The Black Rose Garden
The Free Land of Cynthiania is a tiny, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its absence of drug laws. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million is either ruled by a small, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it’s difficult to tell which.
The tiny, pro-business government devotes most of its attention to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Commerce receiving almost no funds by comparison. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2%. A large private sector is led by the Basket Weaving industry, followed by Book Publishing and Information Technology.
Crime is a major problem. Cynthiania’s national animal is the Lynx and its currency is the Skein.
There was one question about crime—do you think deterrence or rehabilitation of criminals is more important? I’m all for deterrence. So apparently the game is sure there’s a crime problem. Hmph. I’m curious as to what kind of “issues” will come up and how they will affect my virtual country.
I want my own flag. Preferably with a lynx playing with a skein of thread. I like, um, lessee, teal and purple? There are too many flags out there using red, green, blue, yellow, white, and black.
If you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, see http://www.nationstates.net/.