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The Republic of Yertania

“under new management”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: Byelorussian Ssr

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The Republic of Yertania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Populist Leader with an even hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 15.901 billion Yertanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Religion & Spirituality, although Law & Order and Education are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minsk Forest. The average income tax rate is 59%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

Criminals are executed and their property seized, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", and big social security checks are considered a delicacy. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the silver coin.

Yertania is ranked 1st in Byelorussian Ssr and 4,480th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 255 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Yertania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 5%).
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, big social security checks are considered a delicacy.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun".
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, criminals are executed and their property seized.
  • 24 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, the police have been swamped with requests to stay up past bedtime.
  • 25 days ago: Yertania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Populist Leader's bedroom.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed.
  • 28 days ago: Yertania changed its national nation type to "Republic".

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by Max Barry

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