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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: Handshaker

Location: Deutschland

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The Republic of SteamEngine is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Hans Dampf with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, intelligent population of 20.29 billion SteamEngineans 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 Education, Social Welfare, 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.

High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, and politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income. 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 8th in Deutschland and 24,659th in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 85 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, highschool principals regularly send armed truancy patrols to drag problem students to school.
  • 2 days 3 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, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Hans Dampf's bedroom.

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