Regional Influence: Minnow
The Queen's State of Carruthers is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.856 billion Carruthersians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Education, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4%. A small private sector is dominated by the Retail industry.
Voting is voluntary, all tariffs have been abolished, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime is pervasive, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Carruthers's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its currency is the betale.
Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago
- 16 days ago: Carruthers was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 1%).
- 29 days ago: Carruthers changed its national currency to "betale" and its nation type to "Queen's State".
- 61 days ago: Carruthers was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 78 days ago: Carruthers changed its national nation type to "State".
- 78 days ago: Carruthers altered its national flag.
- 117 days ago: Carruthers was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
- 132 days ago: Carruthers relocated from High Orion Alliance to Japvia.
- 146 days ago: Carruthers's influence in High Orion Alliance fell from "Vassal" to "Minnow".
- 156 days ago: Carruthers's influence in High Orion Alliance rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
- 172 days ago: Carruthers was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.