“Peace and Justice”
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The East Pacific
The Incorporated States of Favored is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mason with an iron fist, and remarkable for its national health service, prohibition of alcohol, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.509 billion Favoredians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Law & Order, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tartarus. The average income tax rate is 37.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Favoredian economy, worth 185 trillion stones 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, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. 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 123,161 stones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.
Civil servants are no longer allowed to cross their t's, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, nations that kill a Favoredian can expect a strongly worded letter, and a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that he is in fact a crook after all. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Favored's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Favored was endorsed by The Empire of Celannica.
- : Favored was endorsed by The Delegate Elect of Marrabuk.
- : Favored was endorsed by The Vizier Nominee of Ramaeus.
- : Favored was endorsed by The Colony of Eastie.
- : Favored was endorsed by The Acting Overseeing Officer of Feu de Glace.
- : Favored was endorsed by The Cinder and Smoke of Tim Stark.
- : Favored was endorsed by The TEP Evolved Cartographer of Asendavia.
- : Favored was endorsed by The Eight United States of Zukchiva.
- : Favored was endorsed by The Kingdom of Firenation91.
- : Favored was endorsed by The Seeker of Managers of East Malaysia.
Endorsements Received: 42 » A Slanted Black Stripe, H-Zhena, Axdel, VW53Aland, Hizuru, Brotherland, Arkantis, Taya Dust, Rhealaliit, Wiranath, Janoobi Jazair, Someseni, BearStackof2015, Roissyland, Marrico, Am Echad, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, The Angel of Charity, Gorbastan, Pakitsk, Kilkire, The United Neo American Union, Kangarawa, Plazland, Libertanny, Dragons Blood, Escade, Liberstankonia, Staynes, Sericena, Republic of Berzerkistan, Stanisiti, Commodore Badger, Avakael, Firenation91, Zukchiva, Asendavia, Tim Stark, Feu de Glace, Ramaeus, Marrabuk, and Celannica.