The Vast lands of Colony of lasting Hopes is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Grand Paladin with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The compassionate, devout population of 1.569 billion Hopeians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fallen Knights. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Colony Hopeian economy, worth 174 trillion Element Dollars a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 111,362 Element Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas, big game hunters travel to Colony of lasting Hopes to try their hand at shark-shooting, the government strictly regulates whale harvest quotas, and park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Colony of lasting Hopes's national animal is the Sabre Toothed Panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Colony of lasting Hopes, park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers.
- : Following new legislation in Colony of lasting Hopes, the government strictly regulates whale harvest quotas.
- : Colony of lasting Hopes was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
- : Following new legislation in Colony of lasting Hopes, big game hunters travel to Colony of lasting Hopes to try their hand at shark-shooting.
- : Following new legislation in Colony of lasting Hopes, factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas.
- : Following new legislation in Colony of lasting Hopes, children are sent to either religious or secular schools.
- : Following new legislation in Colony of lasting Hopes, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned.
- : Following new legislation in Colony of lasting Hopes, the nation's image rights are the strictest in the world.
- : Colony of lasting Hopes voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Trade of Endangered Organisms ".
- : Following new legislation in Colony of lasting Hopes, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
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