“Imperium ab omni populo reguntur.”
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Regional Influence: Hermit
Location: Legitimate Region
The Glorious Prussian Empire of Phoenix2012 is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Frederick Wilhelm V with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.039 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 is mainly concerned with 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 88%. 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: 3 days 10 hours ago
- 16 days ago: Phoenix2012's influence in Legitimate Region rose from "Superpower" to "Hermit".
- 23 days ago: Phoenix2012 voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Foreign Patent Recognition".
- 34 days ago: Phoenix2012 fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Avoided.
- 43 days ago: Phoenix2012 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
- 50 days ago: Phoenix2012 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 5%).
- 57 days ago: Phoenix2012 voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Vandoosa".
- 75 days ago: Phoenix2012 fell out of the world Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 76 days ago: Phoenix2012 published "poem" (Factbook: Culture).
- 77 days ago: Phoenix2012 published "Hijacked!" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
- 91 days ago: Phoenix2012 fell out of the world Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
Endorsements Received: None.