The Variable Attention Span of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Q102, you know it makes sense.
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Variable Attention Span of Schotze is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its fear of technology, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 20.853 billion Schotzeans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 44.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Schotzean economy, worth 795 trillion Rockies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 38,131 Rockies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas, the latest drugs are only legally available to private patients, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Schotze's national animal is the Buffalo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Schotze is ranked 4th in Q102 and 57,656th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.499 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Schotze was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Schotze fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Average.
  • : Schotze was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Primitive.
  • : Schotze fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • : Schotze fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Primitive.
  • : Schotze lodged a message on the Q102 Regional Message Board.
  • : Schotze relocated from Balder to Q102.
  • : Schotze was refounded in Balder.
  • : Schotze ceased to exist.
  • : Schotze's influence in Q102 fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".


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