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The Federation of AtlanticTradeUnion

“C'est la vie”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Federation of AtlanticTradeUnion is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Gilgamesh with a fair hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, intelligent population of 6.789 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 concentrates mainly on Education, although the Environment and Social Equality are on the agenda. 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.

Children are raised bilingual from an early age, consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, and prospective parents are cheering on the streets as they no longer need a license to have children. 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 13th in the South Pacific and 551st in the world for Longest Average Lifespans, scoring 61 on the Enoch Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 2 days 11 hours ago: AtlanticTradeUnion was endorsed by The Kingdom of Haldilwe.
  • 9 days ago: AtlanticTradeUnion fell out of the world Top 5% for Highest Drug Use.
  • 9 days ago: AtlanticTradeUnion fell out of the regional Top 5% for Highest Drug Use.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, prospective parents are cheering on the streets as they no longer need a license to have children.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in AtlanticTradeUnion, "It was only a joke" is no longer a defense for the felony of discrimination.
  • 12 days ago: AtlanticTradeUnion was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 1%).
  • 34 days ago: AtlanticTradeUnion was endorsed by The Free Land of Haranj.

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