“With Love of the People”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Hermit
Location: The South Shetland Islands
The Queen's State of Strandpiraten is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its burgeoning deer population. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.488 billion Strandpiratenians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 25.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The Strandpiratenian economy, worth 202 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Soda Sales. Average income is 31,267 betales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.
High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, voting is voluntary, surveillance cameras are banned, and the government is avowedly atheist. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Strandpiraten's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity: 42 days ago
- 205 days ago: Strandpiraten changed its national animal to "deer", its currency to "betale", and its nation type to "Queen's State".
- 236 days ago: Strandpiraten altered its national flag.
- 236 days ago: Strandpiraten changed its national nation type to "State".
- 302 days ago: Strandpiraten aborted construction of embassies between The South Shetland Islands and Confederate assembly.
- 302 days ago: Strandpiraten agreed to construct embassies between The South Shetland Islands and Confederate assembly.
- 306 days ago: Strandpiraten established the regional flag of The South Shetland Islands.
- 318 days ago: Strandpiraten proposed constructing embassies between The South Shetland Islands and The Kingdom of Greenland.
- 318 days ago: Strandpiraten agreed to construct embassies between The South Shetland Islands and Far North.
- 1 year 92 days ago: Strandpiraten agreed to construct embassies between The South Shetland Islands and Freedom Front.
- 1 year 233 days ago: Strandpiraten relocated from Weirdonia to The South Shetland Islands.