“With great power comes great responsibility”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
The Allied States of Placeholder60 is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.052 billion Placeholder60ians 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 enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Placeholder60ian economy, worth 481 trillion Bitcoins a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,259 Bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
The volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, high school bands practice by moonlight, death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary", and the space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Placeholder60's national animal is the Bald eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Placeholder60 was endorsed by The Protectorate of Cuyan.
- : Placeholder60 was endorsed by The Poor Team of The Tampa Bay Rays.
- : Placeholder60 was endorsed by The Republic of Sockmanland.
- : Placeholder60 was endorsed by The Kingdom of Princely Irbis.
- : Placeholder60 was endorsed by The United States of Daiz.
- : Placeholder60 was endorsed by The Judicial Oligarchy of Alsace and Lorraine United.
- : Following new legislation in Placeholder60, the space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits.
- : Following new legislation in Placeholder60, death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary".
- : Following new legislation in Placeholder60, high school bands practice by moonlight.
- : Following new legislation in Placeholder60, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
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