|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Enforcer
The Principality of Saint Gladiolus is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 8.069 billion are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whoever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Religion & Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 59%, and even higher for the wealthy. A small but healthy private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.
The public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime is totally unknown. Saint Gladiolus's national animal is the paradise bird, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the lyre.
Most Recent Government Activity: 3 days 3 hours ago
- 2 days 6 hours ago: Saint Gladiolus's influence in Groland fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
- 2 days 18 hours ago: Saint Gladiolus was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
- 2 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Saint Gladiolus, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
- 3 days 3 hours ago: Saint Gladiolus lodged a message on the Groland Regional Message Board.
- 3 days 3 hours ago: Saint Gladiolus relocated from Balder to Groland.
- 3 days 3 hours ago: Saint Gladiolus was refounded in Balder.
- 50 days ago: Saint Gladiolus ceased to exist.
- 60 days ago: Saint Gladiolus fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 66 days ago: Saint Gladiolus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 5%).
- 71 days ago: Saint Gladiolus fell out of the world Top 10% for Nudest.