The New Roman Empire of Bax-Landia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Ulysses Caesar with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, avowedly heterosexual populace, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.854 billion Romans 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Rome. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.8%.
The frighteningly efficient Roman economy, worth 903 trillion Denarius Aureuses 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 an amazing 234,516 Denarius Aureuses, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 678,205 per year while the poor average 64,300, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.
Game show contestants scramble to fish trash out of the South Dog Sea, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines, and hit and run driving is no longer a crime - it's the national sport. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Bax-Landia's national animal is the Dog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Polytheism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, hit and run driving is no longer a crime - it's the national sport.
- : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.
- : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
- : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, game show contestants scramble to fish trash out of the South Dog Sea.
- : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, the local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags.
- : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, foreign lack of enthusiasm for Roman nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli.
- : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
- : Following new legislation in Bax-Landia, the Roman delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...".
- : Bax-Landia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
- : Bax-Landia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate KAISERREICH"".
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