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The Enlightened Republic of Bad Omen

“Hail the Jewel of the Lotus”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Portugal

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The Enlightened Republic of Bad Omen is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Coco Jambo with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic population of 20.014 billion Bad Omenians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Azweiz. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bad Omenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,134 trillion escudoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 106,627 escudoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Punitive tariffs protect local industry, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, and scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Bad Omen's national animal is the Snow Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Bad Omen is ranked 55th in Portugal and 70,325th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.201 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Bad Omen was endorsed by The Kingdom of Calient.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Bad Omen was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • 8 days ago: Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 10%).
  • 15 days ago: Bad Omen voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Marine Debris Accord".
  • 16 days ago: Bad Omen fell out of the regional Top 10% for Nudest.
  • 21 days ago: Bad Omen lodged a message on the Portugal Regional Message Board.
  • 23 days ago: Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist (last census: Top 1%).
  • 24 days ago: Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 24 days ago: Bad Omen voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend TAO the Watcher".
  • 24 days ago: Bad Omen voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Nuclear Arms Protocol".

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