“Ready for all, yielding to none”
|Category: Iron Fist Consumerists|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
|Leader||President-elect Edmund Hawthorne|
The Republic of Drusselstein is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President-elect Edmund Hawthorne with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.665 billion Drusselsteinians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gimmelshtump. The average income tax rate is 90.8%.
The frighteningly efficient Drusselsteinian economy, worth 924 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 163,130 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.
The government seizes the property of the recently deceased, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track, and as dissatisfaction with the system waxes the only things to be sure of are death and taxes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Drusselstein's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, as dissatisfaction with the system waxes the only things to be sure of are death and taxes.
- : Drusselstein lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
- : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track.
- : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
- : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, the government seizes the property of the recently deceased.
- : Drusselstein was endorsed by The Queendom of Eravonia.
- : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
- : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote.
- : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
- : Following new legislation in Drusselstein, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
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