The Confederacy of Arkansas Steamed Cockerel is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 6.71 billion Arkansas Steamed Cockerelians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The enormous, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Chicken Slaughter House. The average income tax rate is 73.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but inefficient Arkansas Steamed Cockerelian economy, worth 262 trillion Chicken Meats 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Automobile Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. 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 39,150 Chicken Meats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.
Dead Chickens are considered a delicacy, politicians are to be found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines, and police conduct weekly raids looking for contraband cheeseburgers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arkansas Steamed Cockerel's national animal is the Dead Chicken, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian and Largest Black Market.
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel was refounded in Balder.
- : Arkansas Steamed Cockerel ceased to exist.