The Empire of Bredsten is a tiny, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, democratic population of 14 million Bredstenians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The tiny, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.1%.
The strong Bredstenian economy, worth 702 billion Danske kroners a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is 50,211 Danske kroners, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 154,291 per year while the poor average 12,633, a ratio of 12.2 to 1.
Meat-eating is frowned upon, the country is preparing for war, it is a crime to offend someone's religious beliefs, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Bredsten's national animal is the Svane, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bredsten's influence in The Kingdom of Great Britain rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Bredsten was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
- : Bredsten's influence in The Kingdom of Great Britain rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Bredsten's influence in The Kingdom of Great Britain rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Bredsten was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry and the Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, Largest Gambling Industry, Most Extensive Civil Rights, and Highest Crime Rates.
- : Bredsten's influence in The Kingdom of Great Britain rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
- : Following new legislation in Bredsten, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
- : Following new legislation in Bredsten, it is a crime to offend someone's religious beliefs.
- : Bredsten relocated from The South Pacific to The Kingdom of Great Britain.
- : Bredsten altered its national flag.