The Community of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Gramen artificiosum ne fumisses
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Excessive

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The Community of St Stephen n Critters is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 22.749 billion St Stephen n Crittersians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. The income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant St Stephen n Crittersian economy, worth 520 trillion Jerry Berries a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 22,889 Jerry Berries, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, coalition governments are essential to passing new laws, and loans are available for students from poor families. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. St Stephen n Critters's national animal is the Dancing Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

St Stephen n Critters is ranked 25th in Hippy Haven and 22,275th in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 48 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, loans are available for students from poor families.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, coalition governments are essential to passing new laws.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, abortions are routinely performed in St Stephen n Critters's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : St Stephen n Critters voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "World Space Administration"".
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the government is avowedly secular.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the government is flooded with compensation requests.

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