“A Haven from Oppression; A Beacon of Liberty”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Handshaker
The Beautiful Socialist Paradise of Big Bay Island is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The First Citizen with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, ban on automobiles, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 12.056 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.
The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Island City. The income tax rate is 100%.
The large but stagnant Big Bay Islandic economy, worth 168 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 14,001 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
People take government jobs for the frequent flier miles, Big Bay Island's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects, and 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded 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, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago
- 1 day 5 hours ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
- 1 day 6 hours ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Devout.
- 3 days 5 hours ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 5%).
- 27 days ago: Big Bay Island was endorsed by The Republic of Soniasm.
- 32 days ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality (last census: Top 10%).
- 45 days ago: Big Bay Island was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Isgrimmnur.
- 46 days ago: Big Bay Island's influence in Yggdrasil rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
- 48 days ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Safest (last census: Top 10%).
- 50 days ago: Big Bay Island was endorsed by The Anarcha-Feminist Bohemia of Alternativea.
- 51 days ago: Big Bay Island was endorsed by The Royal Imperium of Sternberg.
Endorsements Received: 29 » Chevaux de Frise, Canadian Davsland, Allemeine, Durakem, Great Inia, Elke and Elba, All Armed People, South Titania, I360, Taisarinja, Orangebat, Ezoland, Akemi Homura, Andininerna, Vallake, Unprovoked Revenged, Drumori City, Chinxeng, Losick Anthem, The Greater Maltan Empire, Top Gear Land, Robbonia, Knights of Saint John, Zwitserland, Alnylam, Sternberg, Alternativea, Isgrimmnur, and Soniasm.