“The End of All Things”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Apprentice
Location: tallis alternate futures
The Most Serene Republic of Bagger 020 is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 450 million Bagger 020ians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 38.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The Bagger 020ian economy, worth 19.3 trillion Latinums a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 42,926 Latinums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.
The nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle, women across the country are tying the knot, the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world, and the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bagger 020's national animal is the Scorpion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bagger 020's influence in Tallis alternate futures fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
- : Bagger 020's influence in Tallis alternate futures fell from "Hermit" to "Vassal".
- : Bagger 020's influence in Tallis alternate futures rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
- : Bagger 020 relocated from The Rejected Realms to Tallis alternate futures.
- : Bagger 020's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Bagger 020 relocated from RaidStation to The Rejected Realms.
- : Bagger 020 was ejected and banned from RaidStation by The Dominion of Late Late Update.
- : Bagger 020's influence in RaidStation rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
- : Bagger 020's influence in RaidStation rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
- : Bagger 020's influence in RaidStation rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".