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The Republic of SteamEngine

“No coal, no steam”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Deutschland

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The Republic of SteamEngine is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Hans Dampf with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate population of 19.738 billion SteamEngineans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 Social Equality. 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.

A fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, and legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills. Crime is totally unknown. 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 2nd in Deutschland and 964th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 87 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 101 minutes ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills.
  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists.
  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, a fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion.
  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, sex changes are routinely performed at SteamEngine's hospitals.
  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, coalition governments are essential to passing new laws.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters.

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by Max Barry

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