“Virtutis gloria merces”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Envoy
Location: The Allied States
The Constitutional Kingdom of Robertsonstan is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by King Robert I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 8.011 billion Robertsonstanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as the Environment and Social Equality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Taylorville. The average income tax rate is 8%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.
Citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, neighbouring countries pay to situate their nuclear power plants in Robertsonstan, agricultural science is the most competitive subject at Robertsonstan's universities, and new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Robertsonstan to be bombproof. Crime is crippling. Robertsonstan's national animal is the Ragdoll, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is None, and its currency is the Tay.
Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago
- 15 days ago: Robertsonstan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- 19 days ago: Robertsonstan was ranked #1 in the region for Stupidest Citizens.
- 23 days ago: Robertsonstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: #1).
- 29 days ago: Robertsonstan's influence in The Allied States rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
- 32 days ago: Robertsonstan fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Primitive.
- 32 days ago: Robertsonstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Primitive.
- 33 days ago: Robertsonstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- 33 days ago: Robertsonstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- 33 days ago: Robertsonstan lodged a message on the The Allied States Regional Message Board.
- 36 days ago: Robertsonstan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lazarus".