The Community of
Democratic Socialists
Not streetsmart, but Booksmart
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Community of Booksmarts is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.714 billion Booksmartsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Booksmarts City. The average income tax rate is 88.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Booksmartsian economy, worth 360 trillion Words a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,026 Words, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tax assessment offices double as polling stations, judges are all-powerful, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government, and the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Booksmarts's national animal is the Book, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Booksmarts is ranked 21st in Black Mesa Islands and 17,816th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 45 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 days ago

  • 12 days ago: Booksmarts was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • 23 days ago: Booksmarts was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government.
  • 27 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, judges are all-powerful.
  • 27 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, tax assessment offices double as polling stations.
  • 27 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups.
  • 29 days ago: Booksmarts was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • 30 days ago: Following new legislation in Booksmarts, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.

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