The Empire of -Unicorn- is a small, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 36 million Unicornians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.2%.
The powerhouse -Unicorn-ian economy, worth 2.75 trillion Unicoins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 76,387 Unicoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 268,259 per year while the poor average 15,771, a ratio of 17.0 to 1.
Legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on, rude retail employees are now even ruder homeless panhandlers, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, and the military will start wars with other nations on a lark. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. -Unicorn-'s national animal is the Unibot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : -Unicorn- was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : -Unicorn- resigned from the World Assembly.
- : -Unicorn- was endorsed by The Kingdom of Sylverland.
- : -Unicorn- was endorsed by The Pariah of Great and Glorious Martese Unionins.
- : -Unicorn- was endorsed by The Republic of BrightFutures.
- : -Unicorn- was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Parliament Funkadelic Mothership.
- : -Unicorn- was endorsed by The Supreme Evil Dictatorship of Insemme Nation.
- : -Unicorn- was endorsed by The People's Republic of Pradovnia.
- : -Unicorn- was endorsed by The Enlightened State of Sundred.
- : -Unicorn- was endorsed by The Kingdom of Spunkland.