“Home Town Girl”
|Category: Tyranny by Majority|
Regional Influence: Hermit
The Queen's State of Rodeo Girl is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 14.094 billion Rodeo Girlians enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.
The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 72.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but stagnant Rodeo Girlian economy, worth 53.0 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 3,761 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
An underground movement of cigarette smokers has sprung up in response to a government ban, families are only permitted to have one child, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, and otherwise healthy people are being sent to internment camps because they have VODAIS. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rodeo Girl's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago
- 9 days ago: Rodeo Girl altered the regional flag of Susan.
- 37 days ago: Rodeo Girl's influence in Susan rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
- 47 days ago: Rodeo Girl's influence in Susan fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
- 60 days ago: Rodeo Girl agreed to construct embassies between Susan and Koreas.
- 73 days ago: Rodeo Girl password-protected Susan.
- 96 days ago: Rodeo Girl was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
- 168 days ago: Rodeo Girl was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
- 215 days ago: Rodeo Girl changed its national currency to "betale", its animal to "deer", and its nation type to "Queen's State".
- 241 days ago: Rodeo Girl was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
- 243 days ago: Rodeo Girl changed its national nation type to "State".