“Optimism is the death of reality!”
|Category: Left-Leaning College State|
Regional Influence: Hegemony
Location: Amalgamated Passage of Pine
The Republic of Socrateous is a colossal, cultured nation, renowned for its hatred of cheese. Its hard-working, intelligent population of 5.05 billion enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.
The small government is mainly concerned with the Environment, although Education and Religion & Spirituality are secondary priorities. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 14%. 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 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: 14 days ago
- 8 days ago: Socrateous's influence in Amalgamated Passage of Pine fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
- 16 days ago: Socrateous fell out of the world Top 10% for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- 39 days ago: Socrateous fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Drug Use.
- 39 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Left-Leaning College State".
- 52 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Capitalizt".
- 74 days ago: Socrateous's influence in Amalgamated Passage of Pine rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
- 79 days ago: Socrateous fell out of the world Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 80 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
- 96 days ago: Socrateous was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 5%).
- 96 days ago: Socrateous was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Capitalizt".
Endorsements Received: None.