“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 9.485 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 56.0%.
The powerhouse Magna Batavian economy, worth a remarkable 1,046 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 110,340 Rijksguldens, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 403,376 per year while the poor average 21,409, 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: 4 days ago
- 13 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 18 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- 49 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
- 110 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
- 112 days ago: Magna Batavia changed its national capital to "Rijkshoofdstad Amsterdam" and its leader to "the Rijksleider".
- 113 days ago: Magna Batavia changed its national nation type to "Ethnostate".
- 119 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 5%).
- 126 days ago: Magna Batavia's influence in Union of Nationalists rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 128 days ago: Magna Batavia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- 131 days ago: Magna Batavia's influence in Union of Nationalists fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".