|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Minnow
|Capital||The Middle of Nowhere|
The Commonwealth of Great Zeelandia is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.727 billion Great Zeelandians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Middle of Nowhere. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Great Zeelandian economy, worth 210 trillion Zeeland Pounds a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 77,015 Zeeland Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, replacement organs are grown in vats, newspapers are celebrating Leader saving over a million cats from trees, and scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Great Zeelandia's national animal is the Kiwi, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Great Zeelandia was endorsed by The Community of Shangri-La Valley.
- : Great Zeelandia was endorsed by The Empire of Yocat.
- : Great Zeelandia was endorsed by The Imperial Republic of Hycronesia.
- : Great Zeelandia was endorsed by The Empire of Kakatiya.
- : Great Zeelandia's influence in Lazarus fell from "Sprat" to "Minnow".
- : Great Zeelandia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Great Zeelandia was endorsed by The Republic of The Sigometh Dynasty.
- : Following new legislation in Great Zeelandia, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
- : Following new legislation in Great Zeelandia, newspapers are celebrating Leader saving over a million cats from trees.
- : Following new legislation in Great Zeelandia, replacement organs are grown in vats.
Endorsements Received: 19 » New Rogernomics, Loftegen 2, Treadwellia, Americastrailia, Your Imaginary Friend, Denado, Leonism, Snoodum, NoDrugCrimeTown, Mainze, Kan Po, Fissure Town, Ireland Isles, Zapatian Workers State, The Sigometh Dynasty, Kakatiya, Hycronesia, Yocat, and Shangri-La Valley.