The Empire of LaFollete is a small, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, democratic population of 26 million LaFolleteans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.
The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.0%.
The strong LaFolletean economy, worth 1.34 trillion Brassfers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 51,505 Brassfers, with the richest citizens earning 6.2 times as much as the poorest.
Military spending is on the increase and surveillance cameras are banned. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. LaFollete's national animal is the Elk, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : LaFollete's influence in Wintreath rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : LaFollete's influence in Wintreath rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : LaFollete's influence in Wintreath rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : LaFollete was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
- : LaFollete's influence in Wintreath rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
- : Following new legislation in LaFollete, surveillance cameras are banned.
- : Following new legislation in LaFollete, military spending is on the increase.
- : LaFollete relocated from The South Pacific to Wintreath.
- : LaFollete was founded in The South Pacific.