“You'll ask me to pray for rain”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Squire
Location: The East Pacific
The Cinder and Smoke of Tim Stark is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Tim Stark with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 14.851 billion Saltians 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 Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saltlandia. The average income tax rate is 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Tim Starkian economy, worth 874 trillion Denarii a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Retail. Average income is 58,867 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails', printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, and religion is strictly forbidden within school grounds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tim Stark's national animal is the Fishmonger, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Salt.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Tim Stark was endorsed by The Fragile Authoritarian Regime of Kyrloth.
- : Tim Stark was endorsed by The Epic Commonwealth of Roissyland.
- : Tim Stark was endorsed by The Minister of Immigration of VW53Aland.
- : Tim Stark was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Someseni.
- : Tim Stark was endorsed by The Dispatch-writer of La xinga.
- : Tim Stark was endorsed by The Free Nation இலவச நாடு of Bharatewa.
- : Tim Stark was endorsed by The Kingdom of Maha-vedas.
- : Tim Stark's influence in The East Pacific fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
- : Tim Stark was endorsed by The Free Land of Bytes.
- : Tim Stark was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Not All That Holy Nation of Just Vale 2, infecting 2 million survivors.
Endorsements Received: 39 » Marrabuk, Aeljae, Joundia, BearStackof2015, H-Zhena, Celannica, Broengtopia, Hokolokia, Taya Dust, Great Algerstonia, Abeltasia, Eagas, Izone, Chols Worithopia, Axdel, Brotherland, Laikantar, NewBorns333, Mizanzukistao, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Servants of Gizmo, Wallenburg, Greater Colla, Socialist Holy American Empire, Mer Dieu, Rhealaliit, Dragons Blood, Blazing Samaritan, Enou, Abtracnt, Matdor, Bytes, Maha-vedas, Bharatewa, La xinga, Someseni, VW53Aland, Roissyland, and Kyrloth.