I'm not sure how many of you are familar with NationStates, the website designed based on Max Barry's novel, Jennifer Government, but I would be willing to bet that a few of you have at least heard of it. For those that have not, here is the link: http://www.nationstates.net For our purposes, I have created "The Armed Republic of Iwaku", and answered all eight of the Ideology Analysis questions with "Strongly Disagree". For your viewing pleasure, here are the ten questions asked of anyone wishing to start their own nation: 1. A country should be judged by how it treats its worst-off citizens. 2. Corporations do more good for society than harm. 3. Marijuana should be legal. 4. The world needs to rediscover its spirituality. 5. All young people should perform a year's compulsory military service. 6. Capitalism is on the way out. 7. Without democracy, a country has nothing. 8. It's more important to deter criminals than try to rehabilitate them. And, after answering all these questions, we were classified as a "Father Knows Best State". What this means, I honestly have no idea. However, this is the description we find on the front page, after having logged into NationStates: The Armed Republic of Iwaku is a small, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons. Its hard-working, cynical population of 23 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. The large government is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Defence and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 24%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Book Publishing. Crime is a problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Iwaku's national animal is the Diana, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Point. Iwaku is ranked 3643rd in the Pacific and 72,720th in the world for Laxest Drug Laws. Civil rights are below average, the economy is good, and political freedoms are few. After this, I will post each of our new issues to be addressed in a new post, and await your votes. The issues will be passed by popular vote; consequences be damned.