As modern progressive nations, we are all by now used to our citizens confronting us with their dilemmas at every hour of the day, demanding an immediate response. With this never-ending stream of problems, it's a relief to know there is at least some variety to the ceaseless demands of the numberless masses. After all, there's only so many times one can crack down on those long-haired bicycle-riding idiots before even the most dedicated of dictators becomes jaded.
We have now reached the milestone of 500 issues, covering topics from banning Harry Potter books, through any number of Bigtopian crises, to the controversial reclassification of everyone's favourite planet, Fido.
This is an amazing achievement, and certainly not one that anyone could have anticipated back in 2002, when there were a mere 31 issues to contend with. At least that's our excuse for why so many nations feature powerhouse Basket Weaving Industries, yet Construction, Banking and Pharmaceuticals are strangely absent.
A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to this: all those who have authored issues, our dedicated team of Issues Editors, those that have shared feedback on the issues they've encountered -- but most of all everyone who taken the time to answer an issues. We know you care... even if your citizens don't.