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The Republic of SteamEngine

“No coal, no steam”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Weak
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Deutschland

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The Republic of SteamEngine is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Hans Dampf with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, rampant corporate plagiarism, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 20.885 billion SteamEngineans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of James-Watt-City. The average income tax rate is 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but sluggish SteamEnginean economy, worth a remarkable 1,280 trillion firegolds a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 61,323 firegolds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, prison visits increase substantially during election years, and a weakened police force struggles to maintain law and order. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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.

SteamEngine is ranked 32nd in Deutschland and 115,635th in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -15 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 17 hours ago

  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, a weakened police force struggles to maintain law and order.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, private law firms are unheard of.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, procrastination is a national sport.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, religious education is a new government priority.

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