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The Republic of CSS

“I'm off the hook.”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Republic of CSS is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.563 billion CSSians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Commerce, although Law & Order and Public Transport are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of CSS City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, followed by Tourism and Retail.

Parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted, and businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. CSS's national animal is the Box Model, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Real.

CSS is ranked 13th in Balder and 433rd in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 380 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 hours ago

  • 6 hours ago: CSS was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in CSS, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems.
  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in CSS, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: CSS was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in CSS, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in CSS, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in CSS, families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up.
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in CSS, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • 3 days 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in CSS, new urban roads are threatening city parks.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in CSS, the flesh-eating lost souls that wander at night serve as a major tourist attraction (CSS has found 3 easter eggs).

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by Max Barry

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