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The Politeia of Frattastan

“Workers of the world, unite !”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

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The Politeia of Frattastan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Josef K with a fair hand, and renowned for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 14.244 billion 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.

Frattastan is ranked 18th in San Francisco Bay Area and 120,067th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -10 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 days ago

  • 9 days ago: Frattastan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
  • 10 days ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nicest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 13 days ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 14 days ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 19 days ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 22 days ago: The Holy Flemingovian Empire of Astarial donated ฿ 10.000 ByteCoin to Frattastan.
  • 32 days ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Defense Forces.
  • 42 days ago: Frattastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Developed (last census: Top 10%).
  • 43 days ago: Frattastan lodged a message on the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Message Board.
  • 53 days ago: Following new legislation in Frattastan, the government is avowedly atheist.

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