“People Before Profit”
|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Island Collective of Indulgence and Ecstasy is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 4.635 billion Unified Islanders are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 73%, and even higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
Radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, surveillance cameras are banned, re-education centers are being added to most prisons, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is moderate, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Indulgence and Ecstasy's national animal is the Sea Turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its currency is the Euro.
Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago
- 2 days 11 hours ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Godforsaken.
- 4 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy endorsed The Constitutional Theocracy of The Imperial Plains.
- 4 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy was endorsed by The Constitutional Theocracy of The Imperial Plains.
- 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Indulgence and Ecstasy, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
- 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Indulgence and Ecstasy, re-education centers are being added to most prisons.
- 14 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Liberal Haven"".
- 14 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Debris Prevention".
- 14 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy changed its national demonym to "Unified Islander".
- 14 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy altered its national flag.
- 14 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy changed its national animal to "Sea Turtle" and its nation type to "Island Collective".
Endorsements Received: 47 » Lexembourg, Alsted, Dauershire, Short shorts, Jenesia, Voxum Mortalum, The Armed Socialist Workers Syndicate, Stromia, Chiolena, Venetoland, Sybaritic Socialists, Fenian Provinces, Beauvoir, Eurosceptic Citizens, Echo von Cotta, Silberia, Outer Prussia, Marmotien, The City-State of Vienna, The Seven Provinces, Tigyland, Nuweland, Nova Prutenia, Keris, New France of Silvius Bonaparte, Toongoosia, Foucaults garden, Veeten Engines, Multatuli, The Neural Zone Armed Fraktion, Vanbrugh, Monance, An Clar, Liltow, British Isles and Commonwealth Realms, Horreum, Ecclestia, Jon4de85, Norse German Federation, Pileusia, Krason, Daircoill, IB kingdom, Confederate United America, Wintermountain, Novo Portugal, and The Imperial Plains.