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The Federation of AtlanticTradeUnion

“C'est la vie”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific


The Federation of AtlanticTradeUnion is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Gilgamesh with a fair hand, and remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 6.961 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.

Government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, and the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. 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 18th in the South Pacific and 714th in the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,139.25 Net Tourists per hour.

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Most Recent Government Activity: 18 days ago


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