The Community of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Gramen artificiosum ne fumisses
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
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The Community of St Stephen n Critters is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its national health service, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 21.866 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 Social Policy. The income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant St Stephen n Crittersian economy, worth 496 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 22,693 Jerry Berries, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, euthanasia is illegal, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. 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 1st in Hippy Haven and 76th in the world for Healthiest Citizens, with 37 Standard Bananas Ingested per capita per day.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, euthanasia is illegal.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • 6 days ago: St Stephen n Critters was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 5%).
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.

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