“Don't Rock The Two-Headed Dog”
|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The North Pacific
The Increasingly Optimistics of Koteris is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Penthacrene with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 1.606 billion are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whoever 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, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, 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 Koteris City. The average income tax rate is 70%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Information Technology and Pizza Delivery.
Nude art is becoming wildly popular, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, the nation has an international reputation for compassion, and government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a serious problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Koteris's national animal is the Lesser of Two Evils, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Koter.
Most Recent Government Activity: 18 days ago
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Koteris was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 10%).
- 5 days ago: Koteris was endorsed by The Hippie Commune of Ashatwe.
- 10 days ago: Koteris was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies.
- 12 days ago: Koteris was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
- 12 days ago: Koteris was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- 14 days ago: Koteris was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
- 15 days ago: Koteris was endorsed by The Libertarian Seastead of IndieGirl.
- 20 days ago: Koteris was endorsed by The Republic of United States of Vinson.
- 29 days ago: Koteris was endorsed by The Confederacy of Zyvetskistaahn.
- 29 days ago: Koteris was endorsed by The Borderlands of Iwin.
Endorsements Received: 42 (Blackshear41, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Grosseschnauzer, Groovistan, God n Country n Byron, Former English Colony, Whereisthatistan, Selfgradatude, Blue Wolf II, Novare Res, The Wilhelm Union, Herzliyya, Pasargad, Democatic Donkeys, Ermarian, Everywheristan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Esponnise, Scotstan, TheImpaler, Enif, Andromeda Islands, Queen Ravenna Fontainon, Oilgarchy, My Utopian World, Insitu, Jamie Anumia, Lucamania, Deutronesia, The Exile within, Viarizi, Avalon, Jeiji, Love Song, Zion-Talmasca, Kiwitaicho, Iwin, Zyvetskistaahn, United States of Vinson, IndieGirl, Ashatwe)