The Queen's State of Desmonwood is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 9.796 billion Desmonwoodians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 89.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but sluggish Desmonwoodian economy, worth 236 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 24,105 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
School uniforms are compulsory, none has been named as Desmonwood's national religion, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Desmonwood's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.
Most Recent Government Activity: 33 days ago
- 64 days ago: Desmonwood was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 112 days ago: Desmonwood was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Transport Department.
- 125 days ago: Desmonwood altered the regional flag of Ards.
- 126 days ago: Desmonwood fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Public Transport Department.
- 133 days ago: Desmonwood was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Transport Department.
- 154 days ago: Desmonwood fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Public Transport Department.
- 163 days ago: Desmonwood agreed to construct embassies between Ards and State of South Carolina.
- 311 days ago: Desmonwood changed its national animal to "deer", its currency to "betale", and its nation type to "Queen's State".
- 358 days ago: Desmonwood was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- 361 days ago: Desmonwood changed its national faith to "none" and its nation type to "State".