The Wandering Souls of Waterana is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 21.27 billion Wateranans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Social Policy. The average income tax rate is 99.1%.
The enormous but inefficient Wateranan economy, worth a remarkable 1,959 trillion Francoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is 92,102 Francoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
Skateparks can be found in every city, smoking is banned in public areas, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 16 hours ago
- 5 hours ago: Waterana was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
- 1 day 4 hours ago: Waterana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 4 days ago: Waterana voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Wartime Looting and Pillage".
- 6 days ago: Waterana changed its national currency to "Franco".
- 6 days ago: Waterana voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Nuclear Arms Possession Act"".
- 6 days ago: Waterana lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
- 6 days ago: Waterana created a custom banner.
- 7 days ago: Waterana was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 5%).
- 14 days ago: Waterana was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 16 days ago: Waterana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 1%).