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The Socialist Republic of Yertania

“under new management”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: Byelorussian Ssr

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The Socialist Republic of Yertania is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Populist Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 15.703 billion Yertanians 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 devotes most of its attentions to Religion & Spirituality, 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 Minsk Forest. The average income tax rate is 55%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

Skateparks can be found in every city, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, punitive tariffs protect local industry, and the government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yertania's national animal is the big social security check, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the silver coin.

Yertania is ranked 2nd in Byelorussian Ssr and 8,778th in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 63 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 116 minutes ago

  • 82 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, the government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters.
  • 82 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, punitive tariffs protect local industry.
  • 82 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • 82 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, insurance companies charge extortionate premiums to cover homes near waterways.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Yertania to be bombproof.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million silver coins of property damage.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, the YBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.
  • 6 days ago: Yertania changed its national motto to "under new management".

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by Max Barry

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