==== Overview ====
Civil Rights: Very Good (68)
Economy: Fair (29)
Political Freedoms: Superb (76)
The Free Land of Gogan is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Doctor Marcin with a fair hand, and renowned for its irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, intelligent population of 2.769 billion Goganians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
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. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Keanesomnia. The average income tax rate is 67%, and even higher for the wealthy. A healthy private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
All guns must be registered, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Gogan's radio stations, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. 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 2,971st in The North Pacific and 83,604th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.105 Stalins.
==== Issues ====
3 days 17 hours ago: Gogan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
3 days 17 hours ago: Gogan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
No changes in the overview (except the daily ranking line, population count and inherent randomness of statements), due to dismissing the issue last time.
Get Teens out of MyFace? (issue 392) (#323)
After the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a young blond girl made national headlines in Gogan, the concerned parenting organization Mothers Against Youth Doing Stupid Stuff (MAYDSS) has raised concerns over the use of social networking sites by the nation's teens.
1. "Teens should not be allowed to use social networking!" cries the girl's mother, Prudence Washington. "Some creep added my little darling as a 'friend' on that awful website, and he used it to get all of her personal information and track her down! Obviously, the only sane course of action is to ban all legal minors from using social networking sites! And don't just stop at social networks: block everything else that MAYDSS doesn't approve of!"
2. "Why that's utterly preposterous!" shouts Luke Zuckermann, founder of MyFace, a popular social networking site. "You can't restrict people like that! Oh, sure, today it's keeping teens from lining my wa- I mean - accessing my website, but tomorrow it's keeping everyone from anywhere the government doesn't like! I say free up the web, and get rid of restrictions!"
3. "You know, there's always a compromise," says local pervert Mohammed Wall while watching you from a nearby tree. "As I see it, the best way to keep both sides of the argument happy is to remove all restrictions on what adults can view and increase restrictions on minors. But at the same time, lower the age of majority by a lot. What could possibly go wrong?"
4. "What could possibly go wrong, you ask?" panics your paranoid cousin, Lars Sanchez. "On the internet, nobody knows your actual age. It's a haven for malicious anonymity! Besides, children aren't the only people at risk on the internet. It's full of stalker-rapists and bomb-makers and viruses and sick, depraved porn. We're better off without it."
==== Public announcement ====