“You're a looney.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Enforcer
Location: Ankh Mauta
The Castleship of Agritum is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by High Queen Gwendolyn Pendragon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 8.072 billion Avalonians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avalon. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.
The Avalonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,043 trillion Multiversal Pound Sterlings a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 129,313 Multiversal Pound Sterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Agritum, and invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Agritum's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Agritum is ranked 1st in Ankh Mauta and 1,610th in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,511.6 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.
Most Recent Government Activity: 102 minutes ago
- 2 days 1 hour ago: Agritum was endorsed by The Holy Romagnan Empire of Rupudska.
- 2 days 1 hour ago: Agritum lost the endorsement of The Holy Romagnan Empire of Rupudska.
- 2 days 11 hours ago: Agritum was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Consty-Dau.
- 2 days 15 hours ago: Agritum lodged a message on the Ankh Mauta Regional Message Board.
- 9 days ago: Agritum lodged a message on the Ankh Mauta Regional Message Board.
- 20 days ago: Agritum was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
- 20 days ago: Agritum's influence in Ankh Mauta fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
- 21 days ago: Agritum's influence in Ankh Mauta rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 21 days ago: Agritum lodged a message on the Ankh Mauta Regional Message Board.
- 24 days ago: Agritum fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Pacifist.