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The Federation of AtlanticTradeUnion

“C'est la vie”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Federation of AtlanticTradeUnion is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Gilgamesh with a fair hand, and renowned for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.16 billion AtlanticTradeUnionians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although the Environment and Social Equality are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of UrbanX. The average income tax rate is 99%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.

Bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. AtlanticTradeUnion's national animal is the Drop Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Pylon.

AtlanticTradeUnion is ranked 3,959th in the South Pacific and 113,760th in the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring -16 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 1 day 18 hours ago: AtlanticTradeUnion was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 1%).
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, highschool principals regularly send armed truancy patrols to drag problem students to school.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament.

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