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The United Socialist States of Span

“We Own Y'all!”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, intelligent population of 25.411 billion Spansters 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Education, with areas such as Healthcare and Commerce receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 82%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

The nation's Medal of Honour can be found as a free toy in breakfast cereal, the nation's first space rocket -- sponsored by Pepsi and shaped like an enormous soda bottle -- is being developed, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, and citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the spanny.

Span is ranked 1st in The North Pacific and 8th in the world for Best Weather, with 3,797 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 hours ago

  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Span, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Span, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Span was endorsed by The Principality of Trygg.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Span was endorsed by The Kingdom of The Fens.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Span, the nation's first space rocket -- sponsored by Pepsi and shaped like an enormous soda bottle -- is being developed.
  • 3 days 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Span, the nation's Medal of Honour can be found as a free toy in breakfast cereal.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Span, biology and religious education classes have recently been merged.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Span, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass.
  • 6 days ago: Span was endorsed by The Kingdom of New Brussels.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Span, religious education is a new government priority.

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