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The Republic of SteamEngine

“No coal, no steam”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Deutschland

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The Republic of SteamEngine is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Hans Dampf with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls. The compassionate, intelligent population of 19.782 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 74%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, and badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game. 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 22nd in Deutschland and 93,743rd in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -10 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: SteamEngine was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, nudity is frowned upon.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.

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by Max Barry

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