The Democratic Republic of Nova Alba is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, strictly enforced bedtime, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 6.102 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 Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Alba City. The average income tax rate is 79.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Nova Alban economy, worth 308 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 50,547 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: 6 days ago
- 13 days ago: Nova Alba was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- 62 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
- 67 days ago: Nova Alba was admitted to the World Assembly.
- 67 days ago: Nova Alba applied to join the World Assembly.
- 90 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
- 92 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba fell from "Hegemony" to "Dominator".
- 93 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
- 94 days ago: Nova Alba password-protected Nova Alba.
- 94 days ago: Nova Alba removed regional password protection from Nova Alba.
- 94 days ago: Nova Alba applied to join the World Assembly.
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