The Imperial Island Empire State of Nuridia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Empress Ingrid Lamont I with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 8.578 billion Nuridians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thule. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Nuridian economy, worth 749 trillion perles a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 87,403 perles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The government has taken a 'sort it out yourselves' approach to fighting malaria, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, and there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nuridia's national animal is the Pegasus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Nuridia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Green Counties.
- : Nuridia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- : Nuridia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest.
- : Nuridia was struck by a Cure Missile from The Democratic Monarchy of The Candy Lane, curing 187 million infected.
- : Nuridia was struck by a Cure Missile from The Democratic Monarchy of The Candy Lane, curing 78 million infected.
- : Nuridia was struck by a Cure Missile from The Democratic Monarchy of The Candy Lane, curing 143 million infected.
- : Nuridia was endorsed by The Armed Republic of The Tasmanian Islands.
- : Nuridia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- : Nuridia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
- : Nuridia was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
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