The Rise of EMPIRE is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its suspicion of poets, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 7.657 billion EMPIREians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
The medium-sized, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Environment, although Industry is also considered important, while Administration and Welfare are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.5%.
The powerhouse EMPIREian economy, worth 229 trillion high crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Trout Farming, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 29,996 high crowns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 119,877 per year while the poor average 5,044, a ratio of 23.8 to 1.
Abacus sales outpace those of the personal computer following the closure of the Internet, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys, the government has adopted a more thrifty attitude to administrating the country's needs, and genetic researchers have been expelled. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. EMPIRE's national animal is the grey lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : EMPIRE was endorsed by The Confederacy of Kadacovich.
- : EMPIRE was endorsed by The Empire of Schloss Adler.
- : EMPIRE's influence in Soviet Democracy rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : EMPIRE was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
- : EMPIRE was endorsed by The Queendom of The free land of Kittens.
- : EMPIRE was endorsed by The Latinian Puppet of Linber.
- : EMPIRE was endorsed by The Allied States of PrklLand.
- : EMPIRE was endorsed by The People's Republic of Niederschlesien.
- : EMPIRE was endorsed by The United Socialist States of RSFSI.
- : EMPIRE was endorsed by The Soviet Western Republic of Luperca.
Endorsements Received: 16 » Ex Patrian SSR, NamChoSun, South Lormany, Templareya, The brotherhood of eternal love, Nordgardia, Panhist Turkey, Pyther, The Chinese Soviet, Luperca, RSFSI, Niederschlesien, Linber, The free land of Kittens, Schloss Adler, and Kadacovich.