The Republic of Socrateous is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its frequent executions and absence of drug laws. The democratic population of 7.655 billion Socrateousians 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 relatively small government is primarily concerned with Environment, with Education, Defense, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Public Transport are ignored. The average income tax rate is 16.5%.
The Socrateousian economy, worth 148 trillion iPads a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 19,437 iPads, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.
Schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme, a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high, and commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies. Crime is moderate. Socrateous's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago
- 40 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
- 48 days ago: Socrateous was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
- 70 days ago: Socrateous fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Primitive.
- 81 days ago: Socrateous was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
- 88 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Left-Leaning College State".
- 95 days ago: Socrateous fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 111 days ago: Socrateous was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- 127 days ago: Socrateous was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Primitive.
- 268 days ago: Socrateous's influence in Amalgamated Passage of Pine rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
- 320 days ago: Socrateous's influence in Amalgamated Passage of Pine fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
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