The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, hatred of cheese, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 27.088 billion Spanners are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The relatively small, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Law & Order, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Healthcare and Industry receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 12.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The large but stagnant Spanner economy, worth 495 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 18,292 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The fire protection service is wholly government-funded, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, and the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Maz Times is sold out. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Span was endorsed by The Community of Quest For The Best Girl.
- : Following new legislation in Span, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Maz Times is sold out.
- : Following new legislation in Span, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal.
- : Following new legislation in Span, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
- : Span was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Klausenbourg.
- : Span was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Ixaia.
- : Following new legislation in Span, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
- : Following new legislation in Span, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
- : Following new legislation in Span, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
- : Following new legislation in Span, racial and religious segregation has become rife as the various groups are loath to mingle.
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