“Optimism is the death of reality!”
Regional Influence: Hermit
Location: Amalgamated Passage of Pine
The Republic of Socrateous is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-working, intelligent population of 4.77 billion enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.
The tiny, pro-business government concentrates mainly on the Environment, although Education and Religion & Spirituality are on the agenda. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8%. 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.
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 a major problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Socrateous's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the iPad.
Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago
- 6 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Capitalizt".
- 28 days ago: Socrateous's influence in Amalgamated Passage of Pine rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
- 32 days ago: Socrateous fell out of the world Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 34 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
- 49 days ago: Socrateous was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 5%).
- 50 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Capitalizt".
- 113 days ago: Socrateous's influence in Amalgamated Passage of Pine rose from "Dominator" to "Hegemony".
- 115 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
- 119 days ago: Socrateous fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
- 121 days ago: Socrateous fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Influential.
Endorsements Received: None.