The United Republic of Rossiyan union is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Ross Slotboom with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.473 billion Rossiyans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rossopolis. The average income tax rate is 86.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Rossiyan unionian economy, worth 507 trillion Rossiyan Drachesses a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 78,343 Rossiyan Drachesses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Ross Slotboom has just been declared ruler of Rossiyan union in an international press conference, pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government, Rossiyan union's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, and people can often be seen driving to work in war-surplus tanks. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rossiyan union's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Modern Hellenism.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 23 hours ago
- 13 days ago: Rossiyan union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 10%).
- 23 days ago: Rossiyan union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 27 days ago: Rossiyan union fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 32 days ago: Rossiyan union was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
- 46 days ago: Rossiyan union was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 54 days ago: Rossiyan union was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
- 55 days ago: Rossiyan union was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- 62 days ago: Rossiyan union was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
- 63 days ago: Rossiyan union lodged a message on the Altrania Regional Message Board.
- 69 days ago: Rossiyan union voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Nuclear Power Safeguards Act".
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