Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: Western Atlantic
The Dutch Democratic Republic of Knootoss is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Jan Willem Daatman with an even hand, and renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 21.378 billion enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as the Environment and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hartstad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 18%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Book Publishing and Uranium Mining.
Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, and military barracks resemble five-star hotels. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Knootoss's national animal is the guinea pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Atlantic Ducat.
Most Recent Government Activity: 8 hours ago
- 2 days 18 hours ago: Knootoss voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Region of reunited muslim states"".
- 9 days ago: Knootoss voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn True North"".
- 9 days ago: Knootoss voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "International Competition Law"".
- 16 days ago: Knootoss was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Influential.
- 18 days ago: Knootoss voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Hippostania"".
- 18 days ago: Knootoss voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Physical Sites Protection Act"".
- 21 days ago: Knootoss voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Aglrinia".
- 21 days ago: Knootoss voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Reduction of Abortion Act"".
- 42 days ago: Knootoss voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Living Wage Act"".
- 45 days ago: Knootoss fell out of the regional Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.