The People's Unified Government of The BranRiech is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Premier Kovapak with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 8.756 billion The BranRiechians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brangrad. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong The BranRiechian economy, worth a remarkable 1,006 trillion Branriech dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 114,946 Branriech dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Jails have become colloquially known as 'vampire houses', the right to free speech is being drastically curtailed, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, and the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The BranRiech's national animal is the zombie, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.
Most Recent Government Activity: 94 minutes ago
- 8 days ago: The BranRiech was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 9 days ago: The BranRiech was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 10 days ago: The BranRiech was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).
- 18 days ago: The BranRiech was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
- 19 days ago: The BranRiech fell out of the regional Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
- 21 days ago: The BranRiech was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 1%).
- 23 days ago: The BranRiech was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
- 25 days ago: The BranRiech was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
- 25 days ago: Following new legislation in The BranRiech, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores.
- 25 days ago: Following new legislation in The BranRiech, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure.