The Democratic Republic of Parti Ouvrier is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the working class with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, hatred of cheese, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 12.895 billion Parti Ouvrierians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ouvrier. The average income tax rate is 81.1%.
The all-consuming Parti Ouvrierian economy, worth 872 trillion the credits a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is 67,670 the credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.
The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the POBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly, and the newspaper industry is subsidised by the government in order to keep it afloat. Crime is totally unknown. Parti Ouvrier's national animal is the worker, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Parti Ouvrier's influence in The Red and Black rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Parti Ouvrier was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and the Top 10% for Most Compassionate Citizens.
- : Parti Ouvrier was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest and Most Subsidized Industry.
- : Parti Ouvrier voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Nuclear Arms Protocol"".
- : Parti Ouvrier voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Place that has No Big Banks".
- : Parti Ouvrier's influence in The Red and Black rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Parti Ouvrier's influence in The Red and Black rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Parti Ouvrier's influence in The Red and Black rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Parti Ouvrier lodged a message on the The Red and Black Regional Message Board.
- : Parti Ouvrier's influence in The Red and Black rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
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