==== Overview ====
Civil Rights: Excellent (69)
Economy: Good (46)
Political Freedoms: Excellent (72)
The Free Land of Gogan is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Doctor Marcin with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 2.161 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 55%, and even higher for the wealthy. A healthy private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
Radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, euthanasia is legal, and the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists. Crime is totally unknown. Gogan's national animal is the Goglodyte, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Gog.
Gogan is ranked 4,606th in The North Pacific and 107,455th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with -8 Whatever.
==== Issues ====
No changes in the overview (except the daily ranking line, population count and inherent randomness of statements), due to dismissing the issue last time.
Relief is Coming... in Four to Six Weeks (issue 328)
A hurricane recently devastated one of Gogan's island chains causing billions of Gogs in damage and displacing millions of citizens. The national emergency services are doing their best to meet the needs of the crisis, but with the recent airplane ban, relief is taking much longer to come to those affected.
1. "My house is gone, my neighborhood flooded, where's my government?" shouts disgruntled evacuee Peter Trax over the phone. "These islands are a thousand miles off the coast. We'll be waiting weeks for what limited resources our emergency services can provide with the few ships they have. I'll be lucky if I get a bottle of water. It's clear to me that the government didn't give a second thought to all the ramifications of banning airplanes, and now we, the citizens, are paying for it! If you have any compassion for the well-being of your people, you'll legalize air travel again and send help toot sweet!"
2. "Take a deep breath, Doctor Marcin," advises your Minister of the Environment Megan Pushkin, "You smell that? That's clean air. And when was the last time you read about a terrorist taking over an airliner? Oh that's right; there hasn't been one since the ban. If anything, we should have stricter environmental standards on cars and ships. Listen, it's unfortunate that these people are having their relief delayed, but maybe that'll motivate them to adequately prepare next time. They decided to live in a hurricane zone after all."
3. "Obviously, we goofed," says your Minister of Transportation Chastity Peters, "These sorts of humanitarian mess-ups shouldn't happen. But we shouldn't be willing to sacrifice all the benefits of the ban either. We should legalize air travel for government use only. That way necessary services won't be delayed, but we won't wreck our environment or endanger our nation. As an added bonus, you'll be able to go to international conferences without having to drive across the border to use Maxtopia's airports first."
==== Public announcement ====