The Republic of Bankstown City is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The humorless population of 6.662 billion Bankstown Cityians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bankstown CBD. The average income tax rate is 78.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Bankstown Cityian economy, worth 444 trillion Australian Dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 66,713 Australian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction, vile black smog from coal power plants has enveloped several major urban centres, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads, and the internet has been placed under government control. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bankstown City's national animal is the Ibis, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago
- 6 days ago: Bankstown City was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
- 10 days ago: Bankstown City fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Influential.
- 13 days ago: Bankstown City lodged a message on the Central Pacific Empire Regional Message Board.
- 24 days ago: Bankstown City was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
- 24 days ago: Bankstown City was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
- 24 days ago: Bankstown City lodged a message on the Central Pacific Empire Regional Message Board.
- 32 days ago: Bankstown City was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
- 48 days ago: Bankstown City was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest.
- 50 days ago: Bankstown City was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
- 50 days ago: Following new legislation in Bankstown City, the internet has been placed under government control.