The Democratic Republic of Nova Alba is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 6.331 billion Nova Albans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Alba City. The average income tax rate is 80.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Nova Alban economy, worth 320 trillion Groats a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Soda Sales. Average income is 50,661 Groats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories, and Leader has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nova Alba's national animal is the Unicorn, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 5 hours ago
- 16 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba rose from "Power" to "Hermit".
- 21 days ago: Nova Alba was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
- 35 days ago: Nova Alba fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 51 days ago: Nova Alba was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- 101 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
- 105 days ago: Nova Alba was admitted to the World Assembly.
- 105 days ago: Nova Alba applied to join the World Assembly.
- 129 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
- 131 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba fell from "Hegemony" to "Dominator".
- 131 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
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