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, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 22.918 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 526 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 22,969 Jerry Berries, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, skateparks can be found in every city, the government pours millions of Jerry Berries into rehabilitation programs annually, and the Federal Council of St Stephen n Critters has been announced as the new Head of State. 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 68th in Hippy Haven and 129,849th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring -2,225 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : St Stephen n Critters lodged a message on the Hippy Haven Regional Message Board.
  • : St Stephen n Critters voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Freedom Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the Federal Council of St Stephen n Critters has been announced as the new Head of State.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, the government pours millions of Jerry Berries into rehabilitation programs annually.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, cars are banned from built-up areas.
  • : Following new legislation in St Stephen n Critters, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : St Stephen n Critters voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Living Wage Act"".

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