“Revenge. It's a beautiful thing.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
The Fallen of Dephire is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Siegfried Hansolft with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 19.646 billion Silents 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 devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as the Environment and Social Equality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hell's Gate. The average income tax rate is 72%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing industries.
Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme, and most people suffer from some form of hearing loss. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dephire's national animal is the Phoenix Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is None, and its currency is the Gothic.
Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago
- 4 hours ago: Dephire was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 5%).
- 1 day 2 hours ago: Dephire lodged a message on the Gholgoth Regional Message Board.
- 1 day 10 hours ago: Dephire lodged a message on the Gholgoth Regional Message Board.
- 6 days ago: Dephire was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 6 days ago: Dephire banned The United States of Vandoosa Siebenundvierzig from Gholgoth.
- 9 days ago: Dephire lodged a message on the Gholgoth Regional Message Board.
- 16 days ago: Dephire rejected a request from The Jesuit Nations for an embassy with Gholgoth.
- 16 days ago: Dephire agreed to construct embassies between Gholgoth and Sondria.
- 16 days ago: Dephire lodged a message on the Gholgoth Regional Message Board.
- 16 days ago: Dephire changed its national motto to "Revenge. It's a beautiful thing." and its nation type to "Fallen".
Endorsements Received: 1 » Drakonian Imperium.