“New Motto Pending”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: the Pacific
The Wandering Souls of Waterana is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The compassionate, intelligent population of 20.147 billion Wateranans 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, Social Welfare, and Social Equality. The average income tax rate is 99%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Book Publishing.
The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, criminals are thrown to the moon dolphins to repay their debt to society, anti-government web sites are springing up, and the moon dolphin is a protected species. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Waterana's national animal is the moon dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its currency is the mana.
Most Recent Government Activity: 20 days ago
- 15 days ago: Waterana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
- 19 days ago: Waterana was endorsed by The Course of Empire of Aleisyr.
- 20 days ago: Waterana was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
- 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Waterana, the moon dolphin is a protected species.
- 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Waterana, anti-government web sites are springing up.
- 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Waterana, criminals are thrown to the moon dolphins to repay their debt to society.
- 20 days ago: Waterana was endorsed by The Bunny Emperor of Krulltopia.
- 20 days ago: Waterana was endorsed by The Always Changing Shapes of Feux.
- 20 days ago: Waterana lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
- 20 days ago: Waterana voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Panem".