The Dirty Hot Mess of Lethen is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Malcolm Mason with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, national health service, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 18.951 billion Lethenites 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.
The tiny, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arnhelm. The average income tax rate is 5.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Lethenian economy, worth a remarkable 4,500 trillion Golden Farbs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 237,486 Golden Farbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.
Malcolm Mason is the self-declared God of all Lethen, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, and local executives are seen on the corner with cardboard signs reading "will oppress the masses for food". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lethen's national animal is the penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Masonic love fest.
Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago
- 10 hours ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 10%).
- 10 hours ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 10%).
- 6 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 6 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 11 days ago: Lethen fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 11 days ago: Lethen fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 13 days ago: Lethen lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
- 18 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: #1).
- 20 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free.
- 27 days ago: Lethen's influence in Europeia fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".