The Dirty Hot Mess of Lethen is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Malcolm Mason with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, rampant corporate plagiarism, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 19.516 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, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. 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 4,634 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: 3 hours ago
- 2 hours ago: Lethen lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
- 1 day 17 hours ago: Lethen fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.
- 3 days 18 hours ago: Lethen lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
- 9 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
- 9 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Inclusive.
- 10 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Basket Weaving Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 15 days ago: Lethen lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
- 26 days ago: Lethen was ranked #1 in the region for Most Developed (last census: Top 1%).
- 28 days ago: Lethen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
- 30 days ago: Lethen lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.