The Empire of John C Star is a tiny, safe nation, renowned for its restrictive gun laws and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 12 million John C Starians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The medium-sized, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 35.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The fragile John C Starian economy, worth 267 billion Shells a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Woodchip Exports, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 22,326 Shells, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, organ donation is compulsory, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, and military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. John C Star's national animal is the Starfish .
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : John C Star's influence in Chicken overlords rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : John C Star's influence in Chicken overlords rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : John C Star's influence in Chicken overlords rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : John C Star was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian, Most Ignorant Citizens, and Most Conservative and the Top 10% for Most Extreme and Most Income Equality.
- : John C Star lodged a message on the Chicken overlords Regional Message Board.
- : John C Star relocated from The Alterran Republic to Chicken overlords.
- : John C Star lodged a message on the The Democratic Commonwealth Regional Message Board.
- : John C Star lodged a message on the The Alterran Republic Regional Message Board.
- : John C Star relocated from Hiyamashu to The Alterran Republic.
- : John C Star lodged a message on the Hiyamashu Regional Message Board.