“Sapiens natio intelligit optima”
|Category: Corporate Bordello|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
The Federative Noocracy of Solm is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Supreme Perspica John Hunt with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 10.777 billion are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Education, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corvian. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Tourism industries.
The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, teachers are routinely tested to keep their jobs, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Solm's national animal is the White Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Atheism de facto, and its currency is the Forn.
Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago
- 15 days ago: Solm fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 20 days ago: Solm lodged a message on the Ellorea Regional Message Board.
- 23 days ago: Solm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
- 26 days ago: Solm was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Pacifist.
- 42 days ago: Solm's influence in Ellorea rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 46 days ago: Solm lodged a message on the Ellorea Regional Message Board.
- 52 days ago: Solm lodged a message on the Ellorea Regional Message Board.
- 52 days ago: Solm's influence in Ellorea fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
- 54 days ago: Solm's influence in Ellorea rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 55 days ago: Solm lodged a message on the Ellorea Regional Message Board.