The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 28.28 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 isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 65.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but stagnant Spanner economy, worth 537 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 19,020 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Span's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways, 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 ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
- : Span was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Extreme.
- : Following new legislation in Span, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Maz Times is sold out.
- : Following new legislation in Span, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways.
- : Following new legislation in Span, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
- : Following new legislation in Span, Span's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region.
- : Following new legislation in Span, surveillance cameras are banned.
- : Following new legislation in Span, S-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
- : Span was endorsed by The Roasting Nation of Deez Walnuts.
- : Span was endorsed by The Unified Islamic Republic of Quavara.
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