|Leader||Grande Duke Joseph Burke|
The Grand Duchy of Saint Columcille is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Grande Duke Joseph Burke with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, frequent executions, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, devout population of 2.291 billion Saint Columcilleans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iona. The average income tax rate is 42.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The strong Saint Columcillean economy, worth 156 trillion florins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 68,141 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
There's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, people applying for famine relief must prove their gastrointestinal tracts are empty, prison officers are bribed not to take bribes, and the military will start wars with other nations on a lark. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saint Columcille's national animal is the kakapo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, the military will start wars with other nations on a lark.
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, prison officers are bribed not to take bribes.
- : Saint Columcille lodged a message on the Sonindia Regional Message Board.
- : Saint Columcille was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Saint Columcille endorsed The Barren Wastelands of The Taklamakan Desert.
- : Saint Columcille voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
- : Saint Columcille voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
- : Saint Columcille changed its national leader to "Grande Duke Joseph Burke".
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, people applying for famine relief must prove their gastrointestinal tracts are empty.
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.