|Category: Iron Fist Consumerists|
Regional Influence: Truckler
The Oppressed Peoples of The Gilded Star is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, avant-garde cinema, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.678 billion citizens are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The thriving a citizen economy, worth 581 trillion citizens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 158,056 citizens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
Gossip magazines have been replaced by mask catalogs, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity, and wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Gilded Star's national animal is the citizen, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Gilded Star was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
- : The Gilded Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
- : The Gilded Star was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
- : The Gilded Star was endorsed by The Confederacy of Mikano.
- : The Gilded Star was endorsed by The Kingdom of Lucaempe.
- : The Constitutional Monarchy of Thalassia Founder dismissed The Gilded Star as Acting Minister of Administrative Affairs of Thalassia.
- : The Constitutional Monarchy of Thalassia Founder renamed the office held by The Gilded Star from "Acting Minister of Administrative Affairs (PENDING)" to "Acting Minister of Administrative Affairs" in Thalassia.
- : The Constitutional Monarchy of Thalassia Founder renamed the office held by The Gilded Star from "Acting Minister of Administrative Affairs" to "Acting Minister of Administrative Affairs (PENDING)" in Thalassia.
- : The Gilded Star was endorsed by The Awakened Ascendancy of Stroysil.
- : The Gilded Star endorsed The Kingdom of Oneor Catchter.
Endorsements Received: 47 » Ayeinc, Arthenas, Oswald State Correctional Facility, Sho, Jerkania, Zentata, Imperio Lautiriano, Carlia, Antwilla, Thucydide, The 3nd German Republic, Arenado, Zeneslav, Liruslau, Nationific, Tirr Savattstra, SteamPunk Squirrels, Lina Camadz, Mand Chais, Hermosamente, The States Of Vizia, Quark A, The Nordic Democracy, Alaniztan, Sauelsuesor, Nitra-Silesia, El Hierro, Kalderisara, Hiionia, Holing, Greater Valaveria, Monkelandd, Tommaroc, Vay Leir Nor Bearkinga, Laeden, Soniava, Okama Kenpo, Conklandi, Yaldian Territories, Owl Archipelago, Granevia, The United Nations of Kvenland, BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP, Plato Perfection, Stroysil, Lucaempe, and Mikano.