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The Anablephobia of Straight Arm Salute

“Strawberries are packed with fiber!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Madrigal

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The Anablephobia of Straight Arm Salute is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Lord Sir Supreme Esquire with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 16.989 billion Straight Arm Saluteans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of xXx360NOSCOPExXx. The average income tax rate is 83%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, the death penalty has been reintroduced, and Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Straight Arm Salute's national animal is the Roflcopter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the mint condition Star Wars action figure.

Straight Arm Salute is ranked 75th in Madrigal and 85,383rd in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 36 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 7 hours ago

  • 23 hours ago: Straight Arm Salute was endorsed by The Republic of Tweeterstan.
  • 1 day 4 hours ago: Straight Arm Salute was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, the death penalty has been reintroduced.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes.
  • 2 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable.
  • 5 days ago: Straight Arm Salute was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, birth rates have hit an all-time low.

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