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The Commonwealth of Kostemetsia

“Omnes vivendum”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Commonwealth of Kostemetsia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by First Councilor Emily Sinclair with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic population of 15.063 billion Kostemetsians 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.

The tiny, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Healthcare and Public Transport are also considered important, while Spirituality and Administration are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yelan City. The average income tax rate is 3.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kostemetsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,978 trillion credits a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,322 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Punitive tariffs protect local industry, the rich are forced to sell their cars to pay for more police to prevent their cars from being stolen, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Kostemetsia's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kostemetsia is ranked 2,983rd in Lazarus and 90,256th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.079 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Kostemetsia, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Kostemetsia, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Kostemetsia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Kostemetsia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Kostemetsia, the rich are forced to sell their cars to pay for more police to prevent their cars from being stolen.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Kostemetsia, punitive tariffs protect local industry.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Kostemetsia, men avoid even so much as looking at female colleagues.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Kostemetsia, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy".
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Kostemetsia, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Kostemetsia altered its national flag.

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