“Workers of the world, unite!” President Joseph
|Category: Authoritarian Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: New Western Empire
The Socialist Federation of Equinoctial States is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Joseph with an even hand, and renowned for its closed borders, sprawling nuclear power plants, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 2.881 billion equinoctial citizens are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pompeii. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 61.6%.
The all-consuming equinoctial economy, worth 472 trillion Marxes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 163,915 Marxes, with the richest citizens earning 7.7 times as much as the poorest.
Politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, class clowns are frequently listed among the most dangerous criminals in the nation, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", and the nation is regarded as a paragon of democracy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Equinoctial States's national animal is the Frov, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheist.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Equinoctial States, the nation is regarded as a paragon of democracy.
- : Equinoctial States was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Authoritarian Democracy".
- : Equinoctial States published "Democracia" (Factbook: History).
- : Equinoctial States voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".
- : Following new legislation in Equinoctial States, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock".
- : Following new legislation in Equinoctial States, class clowns are frequently listed among the most dangerous criminals in the nation.
- : Following new legislation in Equinoctial States, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament.
- : Following new legislation in Equinoctial States, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show.
- : Following new legislation in Equinoctial States, snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase President Joseph's majority.
- : Equinoctial States was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
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