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The Socialist Republic of Yertania

“freedom prosperity socialism”

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

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: Byelorussian Ssr

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The Socialist Republic of Yertania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Populist Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 15.581 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 45%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

The minority party is vilified for everything from fires to earthquakes, students cut up leftover silver coins during Arts and Crafts, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, and an IT mega-corporation has a patent pending on the rectangle. 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 113,616th in the world for Most Godforsaken, with -258 Dawkins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 20 hours ago

  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, an IT mega-corporation has a patent pending on the rectangle.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, students cut up leftover silver coins during Arts and Crafts.
  • 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, the minority party is vilified for everything from fires to earthquakes.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Yertania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, police conduct weekly raids looking for contraband cheeseburgers.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, the police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Yertania, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • 5 days ago: Yertania's influence in Byelorussian Ssr fell from "Hegemony" to "Dominator".
  • 6 days ago: Yertania's influence in Byelorussian Ssr fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".

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by Max Barry

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