The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 28.758 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Law & Order, and Welfare are also considered important, 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 58.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The enormous but inefficient Spanner economy, worth a remarkable 4,480 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 155,786 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, inheritance tax has recently been abolished, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Span's radio stations, and the government pours millions of spannies into rehabilitation programs annually. 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:
- : Following new legislation in Span, the government pours millions of spannies into rehabilitation programs annually.
- : Following new legislation in Span, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Span's radio stations.
- : Span was endorsed by The Empire of Cheongji.
- : Span was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
- : Following new legislation in Span, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.
- : Span was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Cisplatina and Algarves.
- : Following new legislation in Span, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
- : Span was endorsed by The Unitary State of Erophla.
- : Span was endorsed by The Principality of Highton Islands.
- : Following new legislation in Span, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
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