The Protectorate of
Capitalist Paradise
We get it there
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Protectorate of Raven Mail is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 9.741 billion Ravens are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Law & Order, with Defense and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Healthcare and Welfare aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.9%.

The very strong Raven economy, worth 279 trillion thalers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Furniture Restoration industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 28,687 thalers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 87,634 per year while the poor average 7,278, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Citizens select which government department gets their income tax thalers each year, voting is voluntary, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians. Crime is a problem. Raven Mail's national animal is the bunny, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Raven Mail is ranked 46th in International Democratic Union and 58,335th in the world for Most Inclusive, scoring 0 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Raven Mail fell out of the world Top 10% for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Raven Mail fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Conservative.
  • : Raven Mail was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Conservative.
  • : Raven Mail was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Stupidest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Raven Mail was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Raven Mail fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • : Raven Mail changed its national demonym to "Raven" and its demonym adjective to "Raven".
  • : Raven Mail was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Raven Mail fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Conservative.
  • : Raven Mail was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Stupidest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).

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