The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 26.908 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 Public Transport also on the agenda, while Healthcare is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 8.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The large but stagnant Spanner economy, worth 489 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 18,201 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks, the mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Span's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance, the government funds large training centres to turn donkeys into functioning members of society, and the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms. 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: 12 hours ago
- 1 day 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Span, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
- 1 day 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Span, the government funds large training centres to turn donkeys into functioning members of society.
- 1 day 17 hours ago: Span was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extensive Civil Rights (last census: Top 10%).
- 2 days 2 hours ago: Span was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Razzym.
- 3 days 14 hours ago: Span was endorsed by The United States of 15JPOV15.
- 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Span, the mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Span's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance.
- 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Span, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
- 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Span, eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas.
- 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Span, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
- 8 days ago: Span was endorsed by The I-Empire of AdyLand.
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