|Leader||Hull XIX de Northshire|
The Marquisat of Northshires is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Hull XIX de Northshire with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, vat-grown people, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 1.043 billion Northshiresians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The relatively small, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rauzan. The average income tax rate is 40.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Northshiresian economy, worth 151 trillion Dollars 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 impressive 145,381 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, third world countries are rich in "I Love Rauzan" t-shirts, and news headlines suggest that Hull XIX de Northshire has a sideline in guinea pig pimping. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Northshires's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Northshires, news headlines suggest that Hull XIX de Northshire has a sideline in guinea pig pimping.
- : Following new legislation in Northshires, third world countries are rich in "I Love Rauzan" t-shirts.
- : Following new legislation in Northshires, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
- : Following new legislation in Northshires, increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times.
- : Following new legislation in Northshires, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation.
- : Following new legislation in Northshires, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
- : Following new legislation in Northshires, dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights.
- : Following new legislation in Northshires, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch.
- : Following new legislation in Northshires, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls.
- : Northshires was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
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