The Grand Imperial★Commonwealth of Goltzborg is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Comrade CommiCzar-Chairman Smirnoff with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The devout population of 3.173 billion Goltzborgians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, moralistic, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Goltzburg Capital Zone CZ. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.
The Goltzborgian economy, worth 239 trillion DigitDollar dDs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports. Average income is 75,475 DigitDollar dDs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, criminals are put to death while cuddling their favourite teddy bear, and Goltzborg's leader goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Goltzborg's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Goltz Eastern Imperial Orthodox Church.
Most Recent Government Activity: 17 days ago
- 12 days ago: Goltzborg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
- 17 days ago: Goltzborg lodged a message on the GLOBAL TREATY ALLIANCE Regional Message Board.
- 20 days ago: Goltzborg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 22 days ago: Goltzborg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- 23 days ago: Goltzborg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- 24 days ago: Goltzborg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
- 37 days ago: Goltzborg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 10%).
- 37 days ago: Goltzborg fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 41 days ago: Goltzborg's influence in GLOBAL TREATY ALLIANCE fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
- 41 days ago: Goltzborg's influence in GLOBAL TREATY ALLIANCE rose from "Power" to "Superpower".