“People Before Profit”
|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Island Collective of Indulgence and Ecstasy is a massive, economically powerful nation, notable for its devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 4.942 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 75%, 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: 11 days ago
- 14 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy was endorsed by The Allied States of Patcharas.
- 21 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from The Democratic Republic of Outer Prussia, infecting 1 million survivors.
- 27 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy was endorsed by The Most Pristine Democracy of Canopytown.
- 27 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extensive Civil Rights (last census: Top 1%).
- 34 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy was endorsed by The Empire of Termunus.
- 34 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 35 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy was endorsed by The Kingdom of Axtro-Saxonia.
- 49 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 52 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Godforsaken.
- 54 days ago: Indulgence and Ecstasy endorsed The Constitutional Theocracy of The Imperial Plains.
Endorsements Received: 41 » Lexembourg, Alsted, Dauershire, Short shorts, Jenesia, The Armed Socialist Workers Syndicate, Stromia, Venetoland, Sybaritic Socialists, Fenian Provinces, Beauvoir, Eurosceptic Citizens, Echo von Cotta, 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, An Clar, Horreum, Ecclestia, Norse German Federation, Pileusia, Daircoill, IB kingdom, Confederate United America, Novo Portugal, The Imperial Plains, Axtro-Saxonia, Termunus, Canopytown, and Patcharas.