“Cantare in tenebrae”
|Category: Moralistic Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
|Leader||Queen Helianthys the Farseer|
|Animal||Eurasian eagle owl|
The Constitutional Monarchy of Nyctia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Helianthys the Farseer with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, prohibition of alcohol, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.336 billion Nyctians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bubo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.3%.
The frighteningly efficient Nyctian economy, worth 325 trillion tytoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 139,290 tytoes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 401,660 per year while the poor average 38,345, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.
Property values in suburbs have nosedived after the middle class were forced to live next door to ethnic minorities, weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, and the construction of massive skyscrapers seems to be the result of Nyctia's mid-life crisis. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nyctia's national animal is the Eurasian eagle owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Nyctia was endorsed by The Poor Team of The Tampa Bay Rays.
- : Nyctia was endorsed by The Protectorate of Cuyan.
- : Nyctia's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Nyctia was endorsed by The Republic of Sockmanland.
- : Nyctia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Princely Irbis.
- : Following new legislation in Nyctia, the construction of massive skyscrapers seems to be the result of Nyctia's mid-life crisis.
- : Nyctia was endorsed by The United States of Daiz.
- : Nyctia was endorsed by The Empire of Nation of stars.
- : Nyctia was endorsed by The Judicial Oligarchy of Alsace and Lorraine United.
- : Nyctia was endorsed by The Free Land of Runeda.
Endorsements Received: 126 » Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Sunto, Notyoutopia, El Fiji Grande, Pallaith, Newpromisedland, Siwale, The Rhein States, Sinelona, Shin-Hachioji, Malta Comino Gozo, PlanetPunk, Omnistria, Spartoptia, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Black Templares, North Bratislava, Lunallian, Koda-Land, Votak Matim, Yaorozu, Dreadton, Shibutani, Ninjak30, Acrabinnia, Q w e r t y, New Bremerton, Ozstan, Shadowrik, Suicidistan, Dar es Saalam, New Pruessen, Egalico, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Holy Oranz, Ainsworth, United Draconia, Sil Dorsett, Napnomadia, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Kwaj, Renzic, Torakuen, Cloydicia, Selfgradatude, Kasazzastan, and 76 others.Pasargad, Buckerino, Steraz, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, Amauri, Joodey, Frances Francis the First of France, General COE, Wineclaw, Ostrinios, The Iron Lions, Elder Realms, Guer Aike, Sheldanada, Guslantis, The United States of Romania, Niradans, Ara Antrizuls, Wilkshire, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Ethnon, Saturns Edge, Ostrolia, Norostilors, Jasminlandia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Unsophisticate, Ejhsa, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, Valhalla123, The Black Cathedral, North Altatude, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Loli County, Eriadni, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Justanistan, Makersaulache, Loutsland, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Bearical, Vincone Cae, Utopicican, Runeda, Alsace and Lorraine United, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Sockmanland, Cuyan, and The Tampa Bay Rays.