The Republic of Plathland is a small, efficient nation, notable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 36 million Plathlandians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
The minute government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.
The very strong Plathlandian economy, worth 2.45 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is 68,016 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 254,003 per year while the poor average 12,762, a ratio of 19.9 to 1.
Every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training, and claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Plathland's national animal is the Hawk, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Plathland was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Corporate Bordello".
- : Plathland was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Solondor.
- : Plathland was endorsed by The Commonwealth of United States of Vietnam.
- : Plathland was endorsed by The Pining Martens of Nakarisaune.
- : Plathland's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Plathland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
- : Plathland was endorsed by The Non-homogeneous Tessellation of Anachronolandia.
- : Plathland's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Plathland was endorsed by The Perfect Restfulness of Quiescent.
- : Plathland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
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