“Enim bonum Populi”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Imperial Provinces of Sicoutimont is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Empreror Jean III with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed population of 4.097 billion 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lac Drouin. The average income tax rate is 80%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Gambling industries.
All guns must be registered, cremation is compulsory for the deceased, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, and Beluga Whale racing stadiums are open 24/7. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Sicoutimont's national animal is the Beluga Whale, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Sicoutian Church, and its currency is the Sico.
Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago
- 11 days ago: Sicoutimont was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.
- 16 days ago: Sicoutimont fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 16 days ago: Sicoutimont fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 18 days ago: Sicoutimont purchased a ByteCoin miner for ฿ 4.000.
- 19 days ago: Sicoutimont purchased a ByteCoin miner for ฿ 2.000.
- 29 days ago: Sicoutimont was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Defense Forces (last census: Top 5%).
- 31 days ago: Sicoutimont was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 10%).
- 38 days ago: Sicoutimont published "UICA Transfer Window" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
- 50 days ago: Sicoutimont lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
- 57 days ago: Sicoutimont was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates (last census: Top 5%).