The Ethnostate of Magna Batavia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Rijksleider with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.063 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.
The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rijkshoofdstad Amsterdam. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 54.9%.
The powerhouse Magna Batavian economy, worth a remarkable 1,124 trillion Rijksguldens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 111,705 Rijksguldens, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 408,366 per year while the poor average 21,674, a ratio of 18.8 to 1.
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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 3 days 17 hours ago
- 8 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
- 16 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 25 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 32 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
- 35 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 37 days ago: Magna Batavia fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- 38 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- 41 days ago: Magna Batavia fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
- 56 days ago: Magna Batavia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.
- 60 days ago: Magna Batavia fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.