The People's Snowy Republic of Samozaryadnyastan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Incumbent of the People Joachim Ivanov with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.833 billion Samozaryadnyastanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Samozniy-Sapphire. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Samozaryadnyastanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,197 trillion Samozniy Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 135,547 Samozniy Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
The government seizes all major gold finds, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, and the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Samozaryadnyastan's national animal is the Samozniy Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Brotherhood of UltraScience.
Samozaryadnyastan is ranked 3rd in Sapphire and 6,025th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 396 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity: 19 hours ago
- 19 hours ago: Samozaryadnyastan lodged a message on the Sapphire Regional Message Board.
- 7 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 8 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 9 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).
- 21 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 24 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- 30 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- 36 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 39 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Gambling Industry.
- 39 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan's influence in Sapphire fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
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