“Nemo me impune lacessit”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Power
Location: Nova Alba
The Democratic Republic of Nova Alba is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 5.348 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, the Environment, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Alba City. The average income tax rate is 72%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
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, and its currency is the Groat.
Most Recent Government Activity: 19 days ago
- 9 days ago: Nova Alba fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 39 days ago: Nova Alba fell out of the world Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans.
- 81 days ago: Nova Alba was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
- 134 days ago: Nova Alba agreed to construct embassies between Nova Alba and The Remnants of the Mian Empire.
- 152 days ago: Nova Alba was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 155 days ago: Nova Alba's influence in Nova Alba rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
- 156 days ago: Nova Alba password-protected Nova Alba.
- 156 days ago: Nova Alba ejected Kelevra from Nova Alba.
- 156 days ago: Nova Alba ejected Holy poontang from Nova Alba.
- 156 days ago: Nova Alba ejected Calanonina from Nova Alba.
Endorsements Received: None.