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The Armed Republic of Rousannas

“Groovus!”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Armed Republic of Rousannas is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed population of 21.055 billion Rousannasians 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 Law & Order, Defence, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rousannas City. The average income tax rate is 98%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, the mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Rousannas's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, and fur coats have become the latest fashion trend. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rousannas's national animal is the beagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the chiasmata.

Rousannas is ranked 114th in Lazarus and 3,360th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 18 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago

  • 75 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • 12 hours ago: Rousannas was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 10%).
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, the mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Rousannas's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance.
  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, the government has become increasingly militant.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Rousannas, people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer.

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