“freedom prosperity socialism”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: the Rejected Realms
The Socialist Republic of Yertania is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Populist Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 15.515 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 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: 59 days ago
- 3 days 12 hours ago: Yertania was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
- 5 days ago: Yertania relocated from Socialist Republic to The Rejected Realms.
- 5 days ago: Yertania was ejected from Socialist Republic by The United Socialist States of New Socialist Republic.
- 10 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
- 20 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
- 27 days ago: Yertania fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 31 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic rose from "Dealmaker" to "Powerbroker".
- 43 days ago: Yertania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest (last census: Top 10%).
- 58 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
- 62 days ago: Yertania's influence in Socialist Republic rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".