The Most Serene Republic of Frodo is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 2.461 billion Frodoans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 58.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped Frodoan economy, worth 67.0 trillion coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Furniture Restoration, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 27,243 coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Euthanasia is legal, military funding has been stripped back, meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy, and even the most lowly council pen-pusher has the same political power as a senior minister. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Frodo's national animal is the sheep, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Frodo's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Frodo's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Frodo's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Frodo's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Frodo's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
- : Frodo lodged a message on the Middle Earth Regional Message Board.
- : Frodo relocated from Osiris to Middle Earth.
- : Frodo's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Frodo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
- : Frodo was refounded in Osiris.