The Republic of Holy Strainer is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Emma MacGuffin with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.037 billion Strainerians 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 53.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped Holy Strainerian economy, worth 63.8 trillion Strainers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 31,312 Strainers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Politicians are losing their jobs in a plan to make the government 'leaner and fitter', election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, prudishness is on the way out, and only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Holy Strainer's national animal is the Koala, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Reformed Pastafarianism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Silloam.
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The I-Empire of AdyLand.
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The Republic of Beowulfe.
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The Loh's Transcendence of Aenglaland.
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The Republic of Yaris.
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Prevaland.
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The Respublika of Zemnaya Svoboda.
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The Empire of Altmoras Prime.
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Eluvataran Isles.
- : Holy Strainer was endorsed by The Republic of Yukti.
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