“A Haven from Oppression; A Beacon of Liberty”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Vassal
The Beautiful Socialist Paradise of Big Bay Island is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The First Citizen with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles. The compassionate, cynical population of 10.96 billion Big Bay Islanders are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Island City. The average income tax rate is 100%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
Island City spends billions upgrading public transport, all news sources are under strict government control, all 'unconventional' weaponry has been banned, and the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Big Bay Island after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Big Bay Island's national animal is the otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the florin.
Most Recent Government Activity: 18 hours ago
- 1 day ago: Big Bay Island endorsed The Armed Republic of Ridgion.
- 1 day 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Big Bay Island, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Big Bay Island after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
- 2 days 11 hours ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
- 2 days 11 hours ago: Big Bay Island endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Argenchine.
- 2 days 11 hours ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 10%).
- 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Big Bay Island, all 'unconventional' weaponry has been banned.
- 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Big Bay Island, all news sources are under strict government control.
- 3 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Big Bay Island, Island City spends billions upgrading public transport.
- 5 days ago: Big Bay Island endorsed The Blue Nordic Protectorate of Elke and Elba.
- 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Big Bay Island, most citizens in Big Bay Island are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government.
Endorsements Received: 31 » Chevaux de Frise, Canadian Davsland, Lenstia, Irav, Gelise K-52, Allemeine, Durakem, Great Inia, Drumori City, Elke and Elba, Jeyden, Fascist Republic Of Bermuda, Federacion iberica, New Terrorvalia, All Armed People, South Titania, Caladern, Numuria, Halkingcroft, Ayvuir, I360, Willow von Eden, Vesterheim, Sommnus, Taisarinja, Esspent, United Regions of Verona, Tersanctus, Blekksprutia, Quockerwodger, and Orangebat.