“Pride in Industry”
|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Duckspeaker
The Grand Duchy of Greater Conexus is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.195 billion Conexians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 72.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Greater Conexusian economy, worth 207 trillion signets 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 Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, 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 173,594 signets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly, and workers tend to schedule naps during all-hands meetings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater Conexus's national animal is the bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Greater Conexus's influence in Thaecia fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
- : Greater Conexus was endorsed by The Kingdom of East Terentopia.
- : Greater Conexus was endorsed by The Republic of Amecet.
- : Greater Conexus was endorsed by The Soundwave of UnShleepd.
- : Greater Conexus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Greater Conexus was endorsed by The Sultanate of Teokratik Serket.
- : Greater Conexus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
- : Greater Conexus's influence in Thaecia rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
- : Greater Conexus was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Ildiria.
- : Greater Conexus was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Brototh.
Endorsements Received: 45 » Xernon, Andusre, Lemonadia, Liberty et Justice, Freytoria, Pacara, Rayekka, Islonia, Marie Byrd, Rumors, Behniastan, Rhyssua, Fishergate, The Marconian State, Levantx, Duras, Werwere, Teonage, ElBaron, Rhebudar, European Technocratic Union, Saint Alban Islands, Antenion, The Federation of Sojetustandritchriah, Titanne, Stanlaren, Shoila, YakkosWorld, Atlantis27, Joshua Winter, The Stars in Daylight, Indian Genius, Ilefeb, Golden York, The Islamic Country of Honour, Barats Moroodna, Pundungnagara, The Greater Ohio Valley, Paropia, Terentiland, Brototh, Teokratik Serket, UnShleepd, Amecet, and East Terentopia.