The United States of Not Zess I Swear is a small, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 23 million Not Zess I Swearians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 51.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The fragile Not Zess I Swearian economy, worth 509 billion exchange tickets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 22,172 exchange tickets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Not Zess I Swear's national animal is the immortal jellyfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Not Zess I Swear was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
- : Not Zess I Swear's influence in Refugia rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Not Zess I Swear's influence in Refugia rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Not Zess I Swear was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
- : Not Zess I Swear's influence in Refugia rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".
- : Not Zess I Swear relocated from The East Pacific to Refugia.
- : Not Zess I Swear was founded in The East Pacific.