“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, intelligent population of 5.534 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 small government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 20%, but much higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Woodchip Exports.
High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, voting is voluntary, surveillance cameras are banned, and the government is avowedly atheist. Crime is moderate. Strandpiraten's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the betale.
Strandpiraten is ranked 1st in The South Shetland Islands and 75,034th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 50 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity: 3 days 23 hours ago
- 48 days ago: Strandpiraten changed its national animal to "deer", its currency to "betale", and its nation type to "Queen's State".
- 79 days ago: Strandpiraten altered its national flag.
- 79 days ago: Strandpiraten changed its national nation type to "State".
- 145 days ago: Strandpiraten aborted construction of embassies between The South Shetland Islands and Confederate assembly.
- 145 days ago: Strandpiraten agreed to construct embassies between The South Shetland Islands and Confederate assembly.
- 149 days ago: Strandpiraten established the regional flag of The South Shetland Islands.
- 161 days ago: Strandpiraten proposed constructing embassies between The South Shetland Islands and The Kingdom of Greenland.
- 161 days ago: Strandpiraten agreed to construct embassies between The South Shetland Islands and Far North.
- 300 days ago: Strandpiraten agreed to construct embassies between The South Shetland Islands and Freedom Front.
- 1 year 76 days ago: Strandpiraten relocated from Weirdonia to The South Shetland Islands.