The Voluntaryist Aggregate of Faith Hope Charity is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Nos Populus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 10.893 billion Faith Hope Charityians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Education and Defense also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laissez-Faire. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient Faith Hope Charityian economy, worth a remarkable 2,876 trillion Quid Pro Quos a year, is driven entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 264,096 Quid Pro Quos, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,226,949 per year while the poor average 34,161, a ratio of 35.9 to 1.
Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, Animal Liberationists are regularly jailed, and penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative'. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Faith Hope Charity's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 10 hours ago
- 51 minutes ago: Faith Hope Charity fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 2 days ago: Faith Hope Charity was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 13 days ago: Faith Hope Charity fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Cultured.
- 15 days ago: Faith Hope Charity was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 10%).
- 17 days ago: Faith Hope Charity's influence in Laissez Faireholm fell from "Negotiator" to "Auxiliary".
- 20 days ago: Faith Hope Charity was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 1%).
- 22 days ago: Faith Hope Charity's influence in Laissez Faireholm rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
- 27 days ago: Faith Hope Charity lodged a message on the Laissez Faireholm Regional Message Board.
- 30 days ago: Faith Hope Charity fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- 36 days ago: Faith Hope Charity fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Subsidized Industry.