“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
|Category: Capitalist Paradise|
Regional Influence: Superpower
Location: The URAP
The Anablephobia of Straight Arm Salute is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its museums and concert halls. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 15.559 billion are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and the Environment. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67%. 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.
Corporations are either above the law or corrupting it, Straight Arm Salute is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, jails have become colloquially known as 'vampire houses', and teenage fathers are forced to join the army. 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 American Bald Eagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the American Dollar.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 9 hours ago
- 1 day 18 hours ago: Straight Arm Salute's influence in The URAP fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
- 2 days 9 hours ago: Straight Arm Salute altered its national flag.
- 2 days 9 hours ago: Straight Arm Salute relocated from Lazarus to The URAP.
- 2 days 9 hours ago: Straight Arm Salute was refounded in Lazarus.
- 11 days ago: Straight Arm Salute ceased to exist.
- 23 days ago: Straight Arm Salute was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- 33 days ago: Straight Arm Salute was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Capitalist Paradise".
- 51 days ago: Straight Arm Salute was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
- 68 days ago: Straight Arm Salute was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Longest Average Lifespans.
- 121 days ago: Straight Arm Salute endorsed The Dry Roasted Nutz of Ektar.