“I'm an accountant... in a way.”
|Category: Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Sprat
The Mysterious Stranger of The Strange Man is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 2.695 billion Mysteries are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 54.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but sluggish a mystery economy, worth 106 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is 39,492 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Basic multiplication is all you need to know to have a child, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, the government is cutting back on the number of political prisoners executed each year, and crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Strange Man's national animal is the Top hat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Strange Man's influence in Iraq rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : The Strange Man lodged a message on the Iraq Regional Message Board.
- : The Strange Man relocated from Units and Objects to Iraq.
- : The Strange Man's influence in Units and Objects rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : The Strange Man's influence in Units and Objects rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : The Strange Man lodged a message on the Units and Objects Regional Message Board.
- : The Strange Man relocated from Oregon to Units and Objects.
- : The Strange Man's influence in Oregon rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
- : The Strange Man lodged a message on the Oregon Regional Message Board.
- : The Strange Man relocated from Holmond Holdings to Oregon.