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The Republic of SteamEngine

“No coal, no steam”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Deutschland

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The Republic of SteamEngine is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Hans Dampf with a fair hand, and remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 19.154 billion 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 government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Education, and the Environment. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of James-Watt-City. The average income tax rate is 75%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, highschool principals regularly send armed truancy patrols to drag problem students to school, children are raised bilingual from an early age, and condemned prisoners spend hours a day sitting in lotus position looking perplexed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SteamEngine's national animal is the firedrake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the firegold.

SteamEngine is ranked 29th in Deutschland and 121,216th in the world for Most Avoided, scoring -1,434.5 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 hours ago

  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, condemned prisoners spend hours a day sitting in lotus position looking perplexed.
  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, highschool principals regularly send armed truancy patrols to drag problem students to school.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the roads are virtually falling apart.
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in Deutschland.
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, drunk drivers are sentenced to death.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, a crusade against barbaric religious practices has begun.

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by Max Barry

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