The Free Land of A Forest is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 1.786 billion Forestians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The medium-sized, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 39.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but stagnant Forestian economy, worth 18.7 trillion leaves a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 10,486 leaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Forest's national animal is the tree 🌲.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : A Forest altered its national flag.
- : A Forest was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
- : A Forest was struck by a Mk II (Sterilizer) Cure Missile from The Seminomadic Republic of Cat-Herders United, curing 1 million infected.
- : A Forest's influence in Forest rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : A Forest's influence in Forest rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : A Forest's influence in Forest rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
- : A Forest lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
- : A Forest relocated from Lazarus to Forest.
- : A Forest was refounded in Lazarus.
- : A Forest ceased to exist in Forest.