The Free Territory of Chestaan is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its national health service, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 9.476 billion Chestaanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Equitopia. The average income tax rate is 99.8%.
The large but sluggish Chestaanian economy, worth 538 trillion Guevaras a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. Average income is 56,807 Guevaras, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, the number of students attending university has reached a record high, and suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chestaan's national animal is the Scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Chestaan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates (last census: Top 5%).
- : Chestaan was endorsed by The Happy Dungeon Wanderer of Big Bad Badger.
- : Chestaan was endorsed by The Progressive Democracy of Sensorland.
- : Chestaan was endorsed by The Empire of The Great City of Qarth.
- : Chestaan was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Jode and Jone.
- : Following new legislation in Chestaan, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps.
- : Chestaan was endorsed by The Strawberry Empire of Sindria.
- : Chestaan was endorsed by The Irish Zombie Egg Debt Hunter of Drachmaland.
- : Chestaan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 1%).
- : Chestaan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 5%).
Endorsements Received: 40 » Greg Tucker, Southern Eureka, Offshore Racing, Antahbrantahstan, Zogradia, Democratic Kolania, Yy4u, Elegarth, Mediobogdum, Fiyudor, Atlas Domain, Papercuts and Skittles, Liberillia, The people of Tuk Tuk, Bhang Bhang Duc, Sean Talamh, Thaelyn, Wickedly evil people, Pacific Aggressiveness, Lady Anastasia, Mirchusko, Donstan, Olympae, Grillinor, Abaja, Toraine and Sevane, Yeldarid, Denieria, Squishy Islands, Mathematania, Reversed Clause, Common Good, Helios X, Envisa, Drachmaland, Sindria, Jode and Jone, The Great City of Qarth, Sensorland, and Big Bad Badger.