“Free at last”
|Category: Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Vassal
The 11th of July of 1302 is a massive, genial nation, ruled by De Leeuw van Vlaanderen with an even hand, and notable for its enforced nudity. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 3.668 billion are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although Healthcare and the Environment are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Groeninghe Couter. The average income tax rate is 75%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Book Publishing.
People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, and public nudity is compulsory. Crime is totally unknown. 1302's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Heilige Godelieve van Gistel, and its currency is the Euro.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 13 hours ago
- 12 days ago: 1302 was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Safest (last census: Top 10%).
- 24 days ago: 1302 was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest (last census: Top 5%).
- 32 days ago: 1302 agreed to construct embassies between Vlaanderen and Oost Vlaanderen.
- 44 days ago: 1302 lodged a message on the Vlaanderen Regional Message Board.
- 47 days ago: 1302 was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: #1).
- 54 days ago: 1302 fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs.
- 113 days ago: 1302 fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
- 115 days ago: 1302 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
- 118 days ago: 1302 fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- 136 days ago: 1302 fell out of the world Top 5% for Happiest Citizens.