“if you really want socialism get rid of Hillary!”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Handshaker
Location: Socialist Republic
The Quasi capitalist-socialist of Yertania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Populist Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 14.585 billion 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 Tatra Forest. The average income tax rate is 36%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.
Skateparks can be found in every city, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago
- 5 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
- 6 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
- 8 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
- 10 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic fell from "Hermit" to "Minnow".
- 10 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic rose from "Minnow" to "Hermit".
- 11 days ago: Yertania relocated from Belarus to Socialist Republic.
- 14 days ago: Yertania relocated from Socialist Republic to Belarus.
- 15 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
- 16 days ago: Yertania fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
- 17 days ago: Yertania was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.