“Saorsa, Creideamh agus Ceartas”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: Western Atlantic
|Leader||Grand Duke James|
The Grand Duchy of Saxmere is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Grand Duke James with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, strictly enforced bedtime, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.268 billion Saxmereans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Umbra. The average income tax rate is 66.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Saxmerean economy, worth 960 trillion Atlantic Ducats a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 55,617 Atlantic Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, the government is phasing in welfare programmes to tackle poverty, and corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saxmere's national animal is the feathered penguine, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Saxmere was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : Saxmere's influence in Western Atlantic rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Saxmere's influence in Western Atlantic rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Saxmere's influence in Western Atlantic rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Saxmere's influence in Western Atlantic rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : Saxmere altered its national flag.
- : Saxmere relocated from Osiris to Western Atlantic.
- : Saxmere was refounded in Osiris.
- : Saxmere ceased to exist in Western Atlantic.
- : Saxmere was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified, Most Dead, and Most Zombies.