|Leader||Calvin the I|
The Republic of AtlaeVIII is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Calvin the I with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, compulsory gun ownership, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.834 billion AtlaeVIIIians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostia. The average income tax rate is 44.1%.
The powerhouse AtlaeVIIIian economy, worth 342 trillion kronor 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 89,326 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.
Military pistols are more secure than the national treasury, the leaders of AtlaeVIII are given the nod by their predecessors, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued, and unemployed mercenaries drift the country looking for new careers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. AtlaeVIII's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Atlaeism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : AtlaeVIII's influence in Astra Union rose from "Negotiator" to "Instigator".
- : AtlaeVIII's influence in Astra Union rose from "Envoy" to "Negotiator".
- : AtlaeVIII's influence in Astra Union rose from "Zero" to "Envoy".
- : AtlaeVIII resigned from the World Assembly.
- : AtlaeVIII relocated from Frozen Circle to Astra Union.
- : AtlaeVIII endorsed The Republic of West20.
- : AtlaeVIII was admitted to the World Assembly.
- : AtlaeVIII applied to join the World Assembly.
- : AtlaeVIII relocated from The Republican Kingdoms of Europe to Frozen Circle.
- : AtlaeVIII's influence in The Republican Kingdoms of Europe rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".