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The Republic of SteamEngine

“No coal, no steam”

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

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Deutschland

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The Republic of SteamEngine is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Hans Dampf with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, intelligent population of 20.317 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 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.

Referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population, popular political cartoonists are thrown in jail for inciting dissent, anti-government web sites are springing up, and marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home. 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 12th in Deutschland and 34,658th in the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 66 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 20 hours ago

  • 21 hours ago: SteamEngine fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: SteamEngine was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, popular political cartoonists are thrown in jail for inciting dissent.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population.
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in SteamEngine, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.

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