“Unity, Understanding, Compassion”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The East Pacific
The Principality of Costa Celestia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Her Royal Highness Queen Cassiopiea with a fair hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, intelligent population of 8.156 billion Costa Celestians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, the Environment, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Prucan City. The average income tax rate is 85%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
The government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, and people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Costa Celestia's national animal is the Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, its national religion is Wicca, and its currency is the Celestian Drachma.
Most Recent Government Activity: 7 days ago
- 3 days 8 hours ago: Costa Celestia was endorsed by The Vizier Trading Card of East Malaysia.
- 12 days ago: Costa Celestia was endorsed by The Republic of Articono.
- 31 days ago: Costa Celestia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 47 days ago: Costa Celestia was endorsed by The Mighty Morphin' Capitalists of Anathema Armaments.
- 48 days ago: Costa Celestia was endorsed by The Adorably Fiendish Ocelegate of Xoriet.
- 50 days ago: Costa Celestia was struck by a Cure Missile from The Emancipated Paradise of Oppressed Slaver Union, curing 5 million infected.
- 50 days ago: Costa Celestia was struck by a Cure Missile from The Empire of L0PUNNY, curing 17 million infected.
- 50 days ago: Costa Celestia was struck by a Cure Missile from The Empire of L0PUNNY, curing 11 million infected.
- 50 days ago: Costa Celestia was struck by a Cure Missile from The Empire of L0PUNNY, curing 10 million infected.
- 50 days ago: Costa Celestia was struck by a Cure Missile from The Empire of L0PUNNY, curing 13 million infected.
Endorsements Received: 12 » Todd McCloud, The Romanum Legio, A mean old man, British Grand Pacific, A Slanted Black Stripe, Mundiferrum, Drinnon, Ziggibofolopimiganig Usootipitopia, Xoriet, Anathema Armaments, Articono, and East Malaysia.