“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Ambassador
Location: International Democratic Union
The People's Republic of Toumba is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The Governor with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 13.462 billion are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whoever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Despifan City. The average income tax rate is 71%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.
Recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass, anti-government web sites are springing up, and the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Toumba's national animal is the Wild Black Cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Tsou.
Most Recent Government Activity: 26 days ago
- 1 day ago: Toumba lost the endorsement of The United Monarchical Republic of Sciongrad.
- 1 day 10 hours ago: Toumba was endorsed by The Divine Republic of Sanctaria.
- 4 days ago: Toumba fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
- 12 days ago: Toumba was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Marestia.
- 12 days ago: Toumba was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Healthiest Citizens (last census: #1).
- 14 days ago: Toumba was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 14 days ago: Toumba was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 18 days ago: Toumba was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Transport Department.
- 25 days ago: Toumba was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pacifist (last census: Top 5%).
- 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Toumba, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.