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The Call for the Dead of Richard I

“Be sure to drink your OvaltineŽ!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Texas

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The Call for the Dead of Richard I is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Pharaoh with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 23.456 billion Richard Iians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Defence, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Richard I City. The average income tax rate is 91%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

All telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', much of Richard I's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, the government has enacted freedom of information, and shaken martini sales have soared in nations surrounding Richard I. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Richard I's national animal is the Hell Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is logging into NationStates every so often, and its currency is the Platinum Dollar.

Richard I is ranked 132nd in Texas and 103,362nd in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -14 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 16 hours ago

  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, shaken martini sales have soared in nations surrounding Richard I.
  • 27 days ago: Richard I was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • 27 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • 27 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, much of Richard I's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • 27 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • 34 days ago: Richard I fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Defense Forces.
  • 39 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • 40 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • 54 days ago: Richard I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector (last census: Top 10%).

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