“He who allows oppression shares the crime. ”
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: The United States
The ✪ Free State ✪ of Topid is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Alex Corvis with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 12.097 billion Topes enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Commerce, with areas such as Social Equality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crow City. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports industries.
Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, and all streets are privately owned toll roads. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Topid's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Heartagrism, and its currency is the dollar.
Most Recent Government Activity: 14 minutes ago
- 23 hours ago: Topid fell out of the regional Top 5% for Highest Drug Use.
- 1 day 23 hours ago: Topid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 2 days 23 hours ago: Topid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry.
- 7 days ago: Topid was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
- 15 days ago: Topid was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).
- 16 days ago: Topid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 10%).
- 21 days ago: Topid lost the position of The United States WA Delegate to The Armed Republic of Texanna.
- 21 days ago: Topid resigned from the World Assembly.
- 21 days ago: Topid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Godforsaken.
- 22 days ago: Topid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 10%).