“Vsegda razvivaet·sya. Nikogda ne ostanavlivayasʹ.”
|Category: Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: Pony Lands
The Grand Conclave of Saphirasia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Parun Council with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed population of 7.455 billion Saphirasians 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 Defence, Law & Order, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arovostok. The average income tax rate is 10%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Uranium Mining.
Recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable, bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers', the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Saphirasia's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, its national religion is Mat'Selesnya, and its currency is the ruble.
Most Recent Government Activity: 30 days ago
- 2 days 17 hours ago: Saphirasia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
- 41 days ago: Saphirasia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Average.
- 53 days ago: Saphirasia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Rudest Citizens.
- 54 days ago: Saphirasia fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.
- 58 days ago: Saphirasia changed its national faith to "Mat'Selesnya".
- 67 days ago: Saphirasia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- 84 days ago: Saphirasia fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Average.
- 84 days ago: Saphirasia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Average.
- 86 days ago: Saphirasia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- 101 days ago: Saphirasia lodged a message on the Pony Lands Regional Message Board.