|Leader||Tina Lima Umei|
The Austral Integrated States of Ithersta is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Tina Lima Umei with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.26 billion Itherstans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serol. The average income tax rate is 73.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The Itherstan economy, worth 84.9 trillion Golden-Star Orbs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 37,579 Golden-Star Orbs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Tina Lima Umei has been known to make speeches in fishing waders, citizens brought into court for parking violations are never heard from again, there's no such thing as bad publicity, and Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ithersta's national animal is the Glowing-long-tailed tit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Wicca.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ithersta was endorsed by The Royal State of Daarwyrth.
- : Ithersta's influence in Forest rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Ithersta was endorsed by The Kingdom of Relwynia.
- : Ithersta endorsed The Lovely Realm of Democratic Republic of Cacusia.
- : Ithersta endorsed The Eight Realms of Siornor.
- : Ithersta was endorsed by The Eight Realms of Siornor.
- : Ithersta was endorsed by The Lovely Realm of Democratic Republic of Cacusia.
- : Ithersta was endorsed by The Borderlands of Greyveldt.
- : Ithersta endorsed The Confederacy of Novian Republics.
- : Ithersta was endorsed by The Confederacy of Novian Republics.
Endorsements Received: 46 » Galaxiak, Ruinenlust, Love and Nature, Ownzone, Verdant Haven, Roless, Uan aa Boa, Forgotten Beauty, Rhodevus, Hyon Delta, Ironic Remarks, Terrabod, Ziotah and Riverside, Forest Virginia, Window Land, Ransium, Metolius, Candlewhisper Archive, Alcantaria, The Void Territories, Eryndlynd, The Cypher Nine, Canaltia, Anachronolandia, Lura, Viencia, Kawastyselir, Imperial States of Duotona, Chilledsville, Republik Hintonia, Bananaistan, 86-land, Pen Blanityion, Atsvea, Blue Nagia, Talgarth, York Zionia, The New Bluestocking Homeland, Zerphen, Kyratistani, Nordustra, Novian Republics, Greyveldt, Democratic Republic of Cacusia, Siornor, and Daarwyrth.