The Peoples Red Republic of Proletariat is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, strictly enforced bedtime, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 6.577 billion Proletariatians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lenin. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.
The large but stagnant Proletariatian economy, worth 176 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 26,797 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population, the police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs, a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Proletariat's national animal is the Bolshevik, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity: 54 days ago
- 20 days ago: Proletariat fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.
- 22 days ago: Proletariat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- 24 days ago: Proletariat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 10%).
- 24 days ago: Proletariat fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs.
- 37 days ago: Proletariat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 10%).
- 68 days ago: Proletariat fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Godforsaken.
- 71 days ago: Proletariat's influence in The Nation of Nations and Friends rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
- 79 days ago: Proletariat fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
- 79 days ago: Proletariat's influence in The Nation of Nations and Friends fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
- 87 days ago: Proletariat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.