King Paramount of the south seas island of Utopia decides that his people should adopt all English customs and institutions, but he goes a bit overboard and decrees that the kingdom and each of its inhabitants should become a "company limited" based on the English "companies act" of 1862. The kings daughter Princess Zara brings six "flowers of progress" from England to train the Utopian people in these "English" customs. The English reforms go too far, which upsets the judges of the Utopian Supreme Court, the "Public Exploder" and ultimately the entire populace, which revolts against the reforms. In the end, the king compromises to solve some of the most extreme results of the earlier reforms by converting the kingdom to a limited monarchy and instituting the two-party system.
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Utopia, Limited, or, the Flowers of Progress (full title)