|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: European Union
The Democratic Republic of Occoron is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Victoria Vigo with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, intelligent population of 7.586 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, socially-minded 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 73%, 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: 1 day 11 hours ago
- 22 hours ago: Occoron was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Davishire2.
- 3 days 18 hours ago: Occoron updated the World Factbook entry in European Union.
- 13 days ago: Occoron was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: #1).
- 17 days ago: Occoron's influence in European Union rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 24 days ago: Occoron was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 26 days ago: Occoron was endorsed by The Empire of Groot-Belgie.
- 27 days ago: Occoron was endorsed by The Kingdom of Jonkurlandia.
- 28 days ago: Occoron was endorsed by The Kingdom of The United Eastern States of Europe.
- 28 days ago: Occoron voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Anti-Counterfeiting Pact".
- 28 days ago: Occoron endorsed The Free Land of Clutterfunk.
Endorsements Received: 29 » 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, GroBdeutsches Reich, Szurdok, Quadrance, Evexia, The Tamil Islands, Poretos, Ventelia, Deutschia, The United Eastern States of Europe, Groot-Belgie, and Davishire2.