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The Republic of SteamEngine

“No coal, no steam”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Deutschland

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The Republic of SteamEngine is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Hans Dampf with an even hand, and remarkable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The compassionate, intelligent population of 20.113 billion SteamEngineans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

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 80%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

The government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, and oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds. 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 1st in Deutschland and 760th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 252 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 hours ago

  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • 5 days ago: SteamEngine was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, euthanasia is legal.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • 11 days ago: SteamEngine was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 10%).
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.

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