|Faith||The Founders Cult|
The Holy Empire of New United States of Columbia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lord-Protector Foley with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, soft-spoken computers, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 11.484 billion Columbians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Spirituality, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Washington. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 74.2%.
The frighteningly efficient Columbian economy, worth a remarkable 2,850 trillion Silver Eagles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 248,172 Silver Eagles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 759,272 per year while the poor average 62,832, a ratio of 12.1 to 1.
Shady doctors seem to have impeccable records, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, the government is flooded with compensation requests, and birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New United States of Columbia's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Founders Cult.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : New United States of Columbia's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : New United States of Columbia's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : New United States of Columbia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : New United States of Columbia's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : New United States of Columbia's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : New United States of Columbia was refounded in Osiris.
- : New United States of Columbia ceased to exist in Holy Order of Saint Anthony.
- : New United States of Columbia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
- : New United States of Columbia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- : New United States of Columbia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.