“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, cultured nation, renowned for its compulsory military service. The compassionate, intelligent population of 19.419 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: 7 hours ago
- 7 hours ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Kingdom of Scow Creek.
- 7 hours ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Beautiful Anarchy of Awesomeness of pandas.
- 7 hours ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Community of Aipotu Ruo.
- 7 hours ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Kingdom of LARF.
- 7 hours ago: Hayden Island endorsed The GRO wants to sleep of Anime Daisuki.
- 7 hours ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Island Republic of Markanite.
- 2 days 8 hours ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Kingdom of Scow Creek.
- 7 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Beautiful Anarchy of Awesomeness of pandas.
- 8 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Community of Aipotu Ruo.
- 10 days ago: Hayden Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 1%).
Endorsements Received: 55 » Dustwind, Blogotopia, Tinbo, Achiotopia, Seranis, Chronopolice, Phrados, Port-du-sud, FreeGunsForAll, Osea Island, Tzo, Arkanglia, Christian Indonesia, The Soylent Green Party, Solleana, Kokkinostan, Onarii, Thesan, Tesla Electricity Nation, Laan, Imbarien, Sticks and Skulls, Rex Republic, Athenian League, Musashi Ariadust, Anollasia, Testa, The Blessed and Almighty Bog, Earth Federation, Northern Koryeo, Slaytania, Independent State Allied Forces of Belka, Yatsuhashimurasaki, Kelvinski, Christopolas, Thomason, Moraxellon, Dendor, Zybex, Coreras, Samonaemia, Aeneasia, Jamestonian Empire, Mystiquelle, Lost Islands of Pantagon, SOAD Music, Spncrgmn, Skiles Empire, The Isle of Tol Eressea, Ganda1f, and 5 others.Markanite, LARF, Aipotu Ruo, Awesomeness of pandas, and Scow Creek.