The Federal Republic of John Latin is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed population of 2.068 billion John Latinians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 15.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The strong John Latinian economy, worth 135 trillion Latinoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 65,400 Latinoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
The John Latinian Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color, the endangered saltwater humpback Polar Bear is only seen in captivity programs, and vacationing hippies and old ladies are regularly arrested for bringing back contraband basketry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. John Latin's national animal is the Polar Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : John Latin's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : John Latin's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : John Latin's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : John Latin was refounded in Balder.
- : John Latin ceased to exist in Gay Equality.
- : John Latin's influence in Gay Equality rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : John Latin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
- : John Latin's influence in Gay Equality rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : John Latin's influence in Gay Equality rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : John Latin's influence in Gay Equality rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".