“Unity out of Chaos”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Superpower
Location: Union of the Continental Democracies
The Commonwealth of Douzx is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Chancellor Androus Antonius with a fair hand, and renowned for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.812 billion Douzians 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 juggles the competing demands of Environment, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sileca. The average income tax rate is 79.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but inefficient Douzxian economy, worth 161 trillion Unios a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Retail and Gambling. Average income is 33,582 Unios, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.
Guns are banned, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare, and almost all of Douzx's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Douzx's national animal is the Duox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Douzx is ranked 1st in Union of the Continental Democracies and 6,270th in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 640.55 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.
Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago
- 1 day 4 hours ago: Douzx was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
- 17 days ago: Douzx was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- 64 days ago: Douzx was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 84 days ago: Douzx's influence in Union of the Continental Democracies rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
- 122 days ago: Following new legislation in Douzx, almost all of Douzx's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
- 122 days ago: Following new legislation in Douzx, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare.
- 123 days ago: Following new legislation in Douzx, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel.
- 123 days ago: Douzx agreed to construct embassies between Union of the Continental Democracies and Democratic Union of Independent States.
- 123 days ago: Following new legislation in Douzx, guns are banned.
- 123 days ago: Following new legislation in Douzx, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
Endorsements Received: None.