The Republic of Slowest Moon Around 8 is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 282 million Slowest Moon Around 8ians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Education. The average income tax rate is 44.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped Slowest Moon Around 8ian economy, worth 10.2 trillion guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Trout Farming, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 36,029 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Slowest Moon Around 8's national animal is the kangaroo.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Slowest Moon Around 8 resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Slowest Moon Around 8's influence in The Global Union Consortium rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : Slowest Moon Around 8 endorsed The Empire of Novum Orientis.
- : Slowest Moon Around 8 relocated from Artificial Solar System to The Global Union Consortium.
- : Slowest Moon Around 8 was admitted to the World Assembly.
- : Slowest Moon Around 8's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Slowest Moon Around 8 relocated from Stratuswolf to Artificial Solar System.
- : Slowest Moon Around 8 applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Slowest Moon Around 8's influence in Stratuswolf rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
- : Slowest Moon Around 8's influence in Stratuswolf rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".