“A lucht oibre an domhain, aontaigh!”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Handshaker
Location: Democratic Socialist Assembly
The Federal People's Republic of The Celtic Islets is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Séamus Ó hEaghra with a fair hand, and notable for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 13.534 billion Celts enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ebláine. The average income tax rate is 97%. 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.
Major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, and stags are considered a delicacy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Celtic Islets's national animal is the stag, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Celtic dollar.
Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago
- 5 days ago: The Celtic Islets was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 9 days ago: The Celtic Islets was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Guertonia.
- 12 days ago: The Celtic Islets endorsed The United Socialist States of LibGil.
- 16 days ago: The Celtic Islets was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 18 days ago: The Celtic Islets was endorsed by The United Socialist States of LibGil.
- 22 days ago: The Celtic Islets was endorsed by The Socialist Commonwealth of Suceavija.
- 22 days ago: The Celtic Islets endorsed The Socialist Commonwealth of Suceavija.
- 25 days ago: The Celtic Islets was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Brituarion.
- 27 days ago: The Celtic Islets endorsed The Federal Republic of Estaval.
- 30 days ago: The Celtic Islets was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest (last census: Top 5%).