“Harde Arbeid Overwint Alles!”
|Category: Compulsory Consumerist State|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: Union of Nationalists
The Ethnostate of Magna Batavia is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by the Rijksleider with an iron fist, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 9.264 billion Magna Batavians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rijkshoofdstad Amsterdam. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 80%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Gambling industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology.
Immigrant herding has become a national pastime, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, and photographers have to apply for a license to photograph the Rijksleider. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Magna Batavia's national animal is the Rijksadelaar, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Rijksgulden.
Most Recent Government Activity: 14 days ago
- 12 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
- 73 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
- 76 days ago: Magna Batavia changed its national capital to "Rijkshoofdstad Amsterdam" and its leader to "the Rijksleider".
- 77 days ago: Magna Batavia changed its national nation type to "Ethnostate".
- 82 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 5%).
- 89 days ago: Magna Batavia's influence in Union of Nationalists rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 91 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- 94 days ago: Magna Batavia's influence in Union of Nationalists fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
- 97 days ago: Magna Batavia's influence in Union of Nationalists rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 110 days ago: Magna Batavia fell out of the world Top 10% for Safest.