|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: the South Pacific
The Republic of Libre Island is a huge, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, soft-spoken computers, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 211 million Libre Islandians 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 54.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped Libre Islandian economy, worth 6.18 trillion Libre Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 29,287 Libre Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust, and sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Libre Island's national animal is the Female Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Libre Island was endorsed by The Kingdom of Sedunn.
- : Libre Island was endorsed by The Divine Abode of Churumduul.
- : Libre Island was endorsed by The Space Pirate Empire of New Briantown.
- : Libre Island was endorsed by The Sound Waves of UnShleepd.
- : Libre Island was endorsed by The Golden Democratic States of The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine.
- : Libre Island was endorsed by The Optimal Federal Republic of Xandev.
- : Libre Island was endorsed by The Republic of Ketathinamiri Islands.
- : Libre Island lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
- : Following new legislation in Libre Island, sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer.
- : Following new legislation in Libre Island, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust.
Endorsements Received: 49 » Erinor, Wehraboos, Hanguk-Nippon, Aumeltopia, Miltonville, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Quiescent, Barabarom, Aidenfieeld, Beepee, Upper Tyrconnel, Saciu, Mew Nation, Volaworand, Dasko, United Federated States of Omega, Land Without Shrimp, P R of China, Farengeto, Laropsa, Westoc Kinness, Qawe, Luddinlande, Negoshi, The Filippinas, Tsvetania, Abarri, Ariankido, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Qvait, Rabbitz, Vincent Field, Srevana, Jennaterra, Pays de Loire, Japanese Federal Republic, Havenfell, BootJack, Jehenna, Bedain, Elveka, Tsunamy, Ketathinamiri Islands, Xandev, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, UnShleepd, New Briantown, Churumduul, and Sedunn.