The Mathematicians' Home of The Math of Clarence is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Gauss with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 6.175 billion Clarencean Mathematicians 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 Environment, Education, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fermat. The average income tax rate is 55.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Clarencean Mathematician economy, worth 610 trillion units a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 98,866 units, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The Math of Clarence's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives, The Math of Clarence's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, and all footpaths have tollbooths. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Math of Clarence's national animal is the average orangutan, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Math of Clarence is ranked 17th in Glorious Nations of Iwaku and 4,015th in the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 5 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

#### National Happenings

**Most Recent Government Activity:**
18 hours ago

- 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Math of Clarence, all footpaths have tollbooths.
- 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Math of Clarence, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
- 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Math of Clarence, The Math of Clarence's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
- 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Math of Clarence, The Math of Clarence's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives.
- 2 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Math of Clarence, the arms industry is strictly regulated.
- 3 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Math of Clarence, internet service is too costly for normal people to purchase.
- 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Math of Clarence, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
- 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Math of Clarence, CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options.
- 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Math of Clarence, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
- 5 days ago: The Math of Clarence was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".

#### World Assembly

Endorsements Received: **2** » Vargasozia and Vernafer.