“In The Interest of Better Government”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: Ancient Lands
The Queen's State of Covenancy is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service. The compassionate, cynical population of 23.032 billion Covenancyians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Social Welfare, although Commerce and Education are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 76%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Retail.
Fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, and the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Covenancy's national animal is the deer, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is none, and its currency is the betale.
Most Recent Government Activity: 21 days ago
- 8 days ago: Covenancy was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Developed (last census: Top 10%).
- 20 days ago: Covenancy fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 63 days ago: Covenancy fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 65 days ago: Covenancy fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 90 days ago: Covenancy was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Happiest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 94 days ago: Covenancy fell out of the world Top 10% for Best Weather.
- 101 days ago: Covenancy changed its national currency to "betale" and its nation type to "Queen's State".
- 116 days ago: Covenancy fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Influential.
- 118 days ago: Covenancy was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 128 days ago: Covenancy changed its national animal to "deer".