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The Commonwealth of Bretony

“Free, Firm, Steadfast”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris

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The Commonwealth of Bretony is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chancellor of Bretony with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 15.725 billion Bretons enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt individuals juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Forthampton. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Information Technology.

Elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Bretony's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, its national religion is none, and its currency is the mark sterling.

Bretony is ranked 1,296th in Osiris and 50,860th in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, scoring 97 on the Inverse Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 days ago

  • 34 days ago: Bretony was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • 34 days ago: Following new legislation in Bretony, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 34 days ago: Following new legislation in Bretony, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • 34 days ago: Following new legislation in Bretony, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • 34 days ago: Following new legislation in Bretony, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • 34 days ago: Following new legislation in Bretony, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable.
  • 36 days ago: Bretony was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • 61 days ago: Following new legislation in Bretony, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • 61 days ago: Following new legislation in Bretony, the government is avowedly atheist.
  • 67 days ago: Bretony was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 1%).

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