“A Lust For Life Keeps Us Alive”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Hatchling
Location: the Rejected Realms
|Leader||Divine Ruler Sergov|
The United Sergwish States of Sergowana is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Divine Ruler Sergov with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 3.004 billion sergos 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Govag. The average income tax rate is 51.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Sergwish economy, worth 336 trillion Sagas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 112,171 Sagas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.
Shanty towns of homeless immigrants are the ideal recruiting ground for terrorist organisations, anti-government web sites are springing up, blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic, and houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Sergowana's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is outlawed.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Sergowana's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Sergowana's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Following new legislation in Sergowana, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
- : Sergowana relocated from Lazarus to The Rejected Realms.
- : Sergowana's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Sergowana altered its national flag.
- : Sergowana was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Sergowana ceased to exist in Balder.
- : Sergowana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
- : Sergowana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.