The Enlightened Republic of Bad Omen is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Coco Jambo with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 21.29 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, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Social Policy is also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Azweiz. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Bad Omenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,290 trillion escudoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,595 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bad Omen fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- : Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
- : Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- : Bad Omen lodged a message on the Portugal Regional Message Board.
- : Bad Omen was endorsed by The Republic of Drakkar Unitary Absolutist.
- : Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Pacifist (last census: #1).
- : Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- : Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- : Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extensive Civil Rights (last census: Top 10%).
- : Bad Omen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 1%).