“Land of the bold and defenders of liberty”
|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Vassal
Location: 10000 Islands
The Syndicate of Hayden Island is a gargantuan, genial nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 17.789 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, 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 83%, 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Credit.
Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago
- 4 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Republic of Moraxellon.
- 8 days ago: Hayden Island endorsed The People's Republic of Echolilia.
- 8 days ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Republic of All Things People.
- 8 days ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Holistic Empire of United Kingdom of Selesnia.
- 13 days ago: Hayden Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Cultured (last census: Top 1%).
- 15 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The People's Republic of Echolilia.
- 19 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Republic of All Things People.
- 23 days ago: Hayden Island was endorsed by The Holistic Empire of United Kingdom of Selesnia.
- 27 days ago: Hayden Island was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
- 27 days ago: Hayden Island endorsed The Proletarian Dictatorship of An Isolated Populace.
Endorsements Received: 85 » Coreras, Nuggsrocks, Dustwind, Heinzeria, Blogotopia, Tinbo, Achiotopia, Seranis, Chronopolice, Phrados, Port-du-sud, FreeGunsForAll, Osea Island, Tzo, Spadanera, Arkanglia, Christian Indonesia, The Soylent Green Party, Zyrcrestia, Yiyah, Clarkistan, Solleana, Kokkinostan, Ravenclaw Towers, Edgemaster, Onarii, Walosia, Thesan, Tesla Electricity Nation, Laan, Imbarien, Lubnid, Sticks and Skulls, Western Zweiback, Sheldanada, Rex Republic, Athenian League, Republic of VEW, Strafford, Cammiwoo, Beezelbub, Gitchie Manito, Musashi Ariadust, Jamestonian Empire, United Bobtopia, Steidenland, Anollasia, Imperial Royal Union, Testa, The Blessed and Almighty Bog, and 35 others.Aquinoland, Cambrian Republic, Lost Islands of Pantagon, Ayunli, Earth Federation, Northern Koryeo, Zimmer-Land, Morbid Mothmen Of Malibu, Slaytania, Britannium, Stravatia, Neo Kingston, Great-Bohemia, Independent State Allied Forces of Belka, Lenintopia, LordVetinari, Fulheim, SverigeKins, Cerb, Yatsuhashimurasaki, Kelvinski, Absurrania, Christopolas, Thomason, Happy Kitten Death Chain Land, Biblical Importance, Vilsilvia, Flormenia, Indigo Coast, Topika, Wailfolk, An Isolated Populace, All Things People, Echolilia, and Moraxellon.