“So Here Is Us, On The Raggedy Edge”
|Category: Authoritarian Democracy|
Regional Influence: Handshaker
Location: Spear Danes
The Cunning Plan of Sichuan Pepper is a massive, devout nation, ruled by Wordy with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.082 billion are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Defence, although the Environment and Law & Order are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pepper Pot City. The average income tax rate is 84%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population, and the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Sichuan Pepper's national animal is the Mouse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Pepper.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 6 hours ago
- 22 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper's influence in Spear Danes fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
- 2 days 21 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper's influence in Spear Danes fell from "Ambassador" to "Duckspeaker".
- 3 days 4 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper applied to join the World Assembly.
- 3 days 4 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper resigned from the World Assembly.
- 3 days 10 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper was endorsed by The Faceless Old Woman of Controlitia WA.
- 3 days 10 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper's influence in Spear Danes rose from "Minnow" to "Ambassador".
- 3 days 14 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper was endorsed by The Commonwealth of United Counties of Escanaba.
- 3 days 19 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper relocated from The Rejected Realms to Spear Danes.
- 3 days 19 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper relocated from The Pacific to The Rejected Realms.
- 3 days 19 hours ago: Sichuan Pepper relocated from Lazarus to The Pacific.