|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: European Union
The Democratic Republic of Occoron is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Victoria Vigo with a fair hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, intelligent population of 7.063 billion Occoronians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although Commerce and the Environment are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Montevideo. The average income tax rate is 70%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Book Publishing and Tourism.
Businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up, referenda are held for every conceivable government action, only adults may purchase violent video games, and commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a problem. Occoron's national animal is the dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Euro.
Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago
- 2 days 17 hours ago: Occoron's influence in European Union rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 17 days ago: Occoron fell out of the regional Top 10% for Nudest.
- 26 days ago: Occoron was endorsed by The Grand Sovereign Confederacy of Ventelia.
- 27 days ago: Occoron was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).
- 29 days ago: Occoron lodged a message on the European Union Regional Message Board.
- 32 days ago: Occoron was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 5%).
- 39 days ago: Occoron voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Coalition Of Freedom".
- 39 days ago: Occoron voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Leaded Fuel".
- 39 days ago: Occoron was endorsed by Nuovo impero italiano.
- 40 days ago: Occoron was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Skhotland.
Endorsements Received: 33 » Duxburian Union, New Arpad, Kryuland, Pax Aurea, Cenabum, Nouvelle Picardie, Halsberg, Inimicus, Marrakechia, Miraco, Arenaea and Alesium, Icholasen, Rome and States, Kramis, Low Piedmont, Satelight, Sildavialand, IceLiam, Tierra del Helios, GroBdeutsches Reich, Relvak, Szurdok, Silver Dragonz, Quadrance, North Europa, Evexia, -the Seven United Netherlands, Lunite, Pierre-Nassau, Sebastianbourg, The Tamil Islands, Poretos, and Ventelia.