“Workers of the world, unite !”
|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
The Politeia of Frattastan is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Josef K with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, intelligent population of 14.94 billion Frattastanians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Frattburg. The average income tax rate is 97%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Book Publishing.
Re-education centers are being added to most prisons, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, and the government is avowedly atheist. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Frattastan's national animal is the guerrilla fighter, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the francolino.
Most Recent Government Activity: 17 hours ago
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 10%).
- 3 days 21 hours ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 6 days ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 17 days ago: Frattastan fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Income Equality.
- 27 days ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 5%).
- 30 days ago: Frattastan lodged a message on the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Message Board.
- 33 days ago: Frattastan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Defense Forces.
- 39 days ago: Frattastan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 40 days ago: Frattastan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Fastest-Growing Economies.
- 51 days ago: Frattastan's influence in San Francisco Bay Area fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".