“Land of the bold and defenders of liberty”
|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Truckler
Location: 10000 Islands
The Syndicate of Hayden Island is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, intelligent population of 19.178 billion Hayden Islandians 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, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Social Welfare, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Portland. The average income tax rate is 86%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
Fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, armed police units patrol the roads late at night, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, and postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Hayden Island's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the Credit.
Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago
- 6 hours ago: Hayden Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 1%).
- 3 days 21 hours ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Jusra.
- 4 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Wizardry of Ganda1f.
- 4 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Dominion of The Isle of Tol Eressea.
- 5 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Kingdom of Scow Creek.
- 9 days ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Grey Market Trade Haven of The Bear Pits.
- 9 days ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Empire of Skiles Empire.
- 9 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Goddess Relief Office of Anime Daisuki.
- 10 days ago: Hayden Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 5%).
- 13 days ago: Hayden Island fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
Endorsements Received: 61 » Dustwind, Blogotopia, Tinbo, Achiotopia, Seranis, Chronopolice, Phrados, Port-du-sud, FreeGunsForAll, Osea Island, Tzo, Spadanera, Arkanglia, Christian Indonesia, The Soylent Green Party, Solleana, Kokkinostan, Onarii, Thesan, Tesla Electricity Nation, Laan, Imbarien, Lubnid, Sticks and Skulls, Rex Republic, Athenian League, Musashi Ariadust, Anollasia, Testa, The Blessed and Almighty Bog, Earth Federation, Northern Koryeo, Morbid Mothmen Of Malibu, Slaytania, Great-Bohemia, Independent State Allied Forces of Belka, Fulheim, Yatsuhashimurasaki, Kelvinski, Christopolas, Thomason, Moraxellon, Dendor, Benevolent Thomas, Zybex, Coreras, Naarang, Samonaemia, Daves most Amazing Nation To Ever Nation, Aeneasia, and 11 others.Jamestonian Empire, Mystiquelle, Lost Islands of Pantagon, SOAD Music, Spncrgmn, Skiles Empire, The Bear Pits, Scow Creek, The Isle of Tol Eressea, Ganda1f, and Jusra.