“One death is a tragedy, one million is a statistic.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: the Rejected Realms
The United Socialist States of Petrovskas is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Premiere Mikavich with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, keen interest in outer space, and museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.117 billion Petrovskasians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Petropavolosk. The average income tax rate is 84.6%.
The frighteningly efficient Petrovskasian economy, worth 592 trillion Kolishes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 143,923 Kolishes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.
Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, criminals are thrown to the Bears to repay their debt to society, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Petrovskas's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago
- 21 hours ago: Petrovskas fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
- 5 days ago: Petrovskas was endorsed by The Incorporated States of Black Hordes.
- 5 days ago: Petrovskas was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 6 days ago: Petrovskas was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Petrovskas, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
- 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Petrovskas, criminals are thrown to the Bears to repay their debt to society.
- 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Petrovskas, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
- 9 days ago: Petrovskas was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies.
- 15 days ago: Petrovskas was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.
- 19 days ago: Petrovskas fell out of the world Top 10% for Nudest.