Friday, July 6, 2007

Think you're better than Bush?

“The Most Serene Republic of Anstar is a tiny, socially progressive nation, renowned for its absence of drug laws. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated. The medium-sized, liberal government is mainly concerned with Social Welfare, although Healthcare and Education are secondary priorities.”

What? You never heard of the Republic of Anstar?

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Laid-back liberal democracy or oppressive dictatorship? The choices are all yours.

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