“Si vis pacem, para bellum”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Republic of Ecans is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Senator Marcus Erectus with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 10.433 billion 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 is mainly concerned with Education, although Defence and Law & Order are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roma Deux. The average income tax rate is 73%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Book Publishing and Uranium Mining.
Dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, referenda are held for every conceivable government action, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, and children are raised bilingual from an early age. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ecans's national animal is the Grey Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Denarii.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 9 hours ago
- 1 day 9 hours ago: Ecans lodged a message on the Canada Regional Message Board.
- 3 days 19 hours ago: Ecans was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 4 days ago: Ecans voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Cultural Heritage Protection"".
- 4 days ago: Ecans voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Bruce".
- 4 days ago: Ecans was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 9 days ago: Ecans lodged a message on the Canada Regional Message Board.
- 9 days ago: Ecans was endorsed by The Familial Spirits of Devil Heart.
- 9 days ago: Ecans lost the endorsement of The Familial Spirits of Devil Heart.
- 15 days ago: Ecans voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Chemical Weapons Accord".
- 15 days ago: Ecans voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Deep Space".