“Dura Lex Sed Lex”
|Category: Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Contender
Location: International Democratic Union
The Divine Republic of Sanctaria is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Mark Kindle with an even hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 10.455 billion 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 Education, Social Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus. The average income tax rate is 91%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
Tombstones are ten feet high to accommodate the names of inhabitants, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', and a flood of mandatory divorces burden the courts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanctaria's national animal is the Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Church of Sanctaria, and its currency is the Sanctarian Pound.
Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago
- 2 hours ago: Sanctaria endorsed The Republic of The Liberal States of Russia.
- 3 hours ago: Sanctaria approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Commend The NationStates Community"".
- 6 hours ago: Sanctaria rejected a request from Commonwealth of Liberty for an embassy with International Democratic Union.
- 6 hours ago: Sanctaria rejected a request from The Remnants of the Mian Empire for an embassy with International Democratic Union.
- 9 hours ago: Sanctaria endorsed The Commonwealth of Lumeau.
- 11 hours ago: Sanctaria endorsed The Free Democratic State of Arglorand.
- 11 hours ago: Sanctaria updated the World Factbook entry in International Democratic Union.
- 11 hours ago: Sanctaria lodged a message on the International Democratic Union Regional Message Board.
- 12 hours ago: Sanctaria lodged a message on the International Democratic Union Regional Message Board.
- 19 hours ago: Sanctaria was endorsed by The Free Democratic State of Arglorand.