The Ethnostate of Magna Batavia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Rijksleider with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.557 billion Magna Batavians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized 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. The average income tax rate is 66.4%.
The thriving Magna Batavian economy, worth a remarkable 1,368 trillion Rijksguldens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 109,000 Rijksguldens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.
Bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, the national sporting identity is represented by a talking burger and a singing smartphone, and train stations can be 'armful places. 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
- : Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- : Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
- : Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
- : Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens, Largest Agricultural Sector, Largest Black Market, Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, and Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
- : Magna Batavia altered its national flag.
- : Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 5%).
- : Magna Batavia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
- : Magna Batavia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.