The Althing of Ratateague is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its national health service, soft-spoken computers, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.814 billion Ratatekkers 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, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holtmímir. The average income tax rate is 99.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Ratatasque economy, worth a remarkable 4,183 trillion labor credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 302,840 labor credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Artists are pillars of society, betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant, the number of students attending university has reached a record high, and tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash. Crime is totally unknown. Ratateague's national animal is the flying squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Ratateague, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash.
- : Ratateague was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
- : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.
- : Following new legislation in Ratateague, betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant.
- : Following new legislation in Ratateague, artists are pillars of society.
- : Ratateague was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
- : Following new legislation in Ratateague, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
- : Ratateague was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
- : Following new legislation in Ratateague, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
- : Following new legislation in Ratateague, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
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