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The Community of St Stephen n Critters

“Gramen artificiosum ne fumisses”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Hippy Haven

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The Community of St Stephen n Critters is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The compassionate, intelligent population of 21.424 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 government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 100%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

The art of conversation has been rediscovered, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, and there is a dearth of space for new houses. Crime is totally unknown. St Stephen n Critters's national animal is the Dancing Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Jerry Berry.

St Stephen n Critters is ranked 73rd in Hippy Haven and 117,671st in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -60 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: St Stephen n Critters's influence in Hippy Haven rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: St Stephen n Critters was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department (last census: #1).
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, a government program is underway to revitalize St Stephen n Critters's beaches.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.

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