“Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin. ”
|Category: Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Vassal
Location: The Nation of Nations and Friends
The Holy White Dominion of Divine is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Saint Gale of the Sacred Wall with an even hand, and notable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate population of 2.5 billion are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Religion & Spirituality, although Social Welfare and Education are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Martyr. The average income tax rate is 67%, 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.
Drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, and the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event. Crime is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Divine's national animal is the Phoenix, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Romanacism, and its currency is the Blessing.
Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago
- 20 days ago: Divine fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 21 days ago: Divine fell out of the regional Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
- 45 days ago: Divine altered its national flag.
- 52 days ago: Divine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 73 days ago: Divine fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 86 days ago: Divine relocated from Balder to The Nation of Nations and Friends.
- 86 days ago: Divine was refounded.
- 87 days ago: Divine ceased to exist.
- 98 days ago: Divine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 5%).
- 112 days ago: Divine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens (last census: Top 10%).