“Imperium ab omni populo reguntur.”
|Category: Iron Fist Consumerists|
Regional Influence: Superpower
Location: Legitimate Region
The Glorious Prussian Empire of Phoenix2012 is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Frederick Wilhelm V with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.726 billion Phoenixians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Defence, although Law & Order and Commerce are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phoenix City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 87%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology industries.
Penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative', protests are prohibited from blocking traffic, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, and the explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape Phoenix2012. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Phoenix2012's national animal is the Prussian Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, its national religion is Militantism, and its currency is the blood diamond.
Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago
- 1 day 10 hours ago: Phoenix2012 voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Vandoosa".
- 20 days ago: Phoenix2012 fell out of the world Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 20 days ago: Phoenix2012 published "poem" (Factbook: Culture).
- 21 days ago: Phoenix2012 published "Hijacked!" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
- 36 days ago: Phoenix2012 fell out of the world Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
- 36 days ago: Phoenix2012's influence in Legitimate Region rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
- 47 days ago: Phoenix2012 was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
- 81 days ago: Phoenix2012's influence in Legitimate Region rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
- 83 days ago: Following new legislation in Phoenix2012, the explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape Phoenix2012.
- 83 days ago: Following new legislation in Phoenix2012, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
Endorsements Received: None.