“Is there an echo in here?”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Page
Location: 10000 Islands
The Sleeping City of Fractethyst is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Sosu with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory vegetarianism, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.391 billion Fractals 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mriya. The average income tax rate is 72.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Fractal economy, worth 217 trillion Coins 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 black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. 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 156,704 Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.
Education and welfare spending are on the rise, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, and nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths. Crime is well under control. Fractethyst's national animal is the Grey Catbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Fractethyst was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential, the Top 5% for Most Developed, and the Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
- : Fractethyst was endorsed by The Hermit Kingdom of Iron Soviet.
- : Fractethyst changed its national nation type to "Sleeping City".
- : Fractethyst endorsed The Republic of Pickens Nation.
- : Fractethyst was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
- : Fractethyst was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- : Fractethyst was endorsed by The Republic of Pickens Nation.
- : Following new legislation in Fractethyst, nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths.
- : Fractethyst endorsed The Islamist of Second Peenadian.
- : Fractethyst was endorsed by The Islamist of Second Peenadian.
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