|Leader||Le Comité exécutif|
The Republic of Socialist Great Picardy is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Le Comité exécutif with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.51 billion Picards 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Commune. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but inefficient Picardyian economy, worth 124 trillion Écus a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 49,453 Écus, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, and all beauty contests have been banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Socialist Great Picardy's national animal is the Pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The Free Land of Shermani.
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The Democratic States of Ezmwalia.
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The Socialist Federation of Idontknowium.
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Eastern Botswana.
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Wadeterra.
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The Federation of Helionyx.
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The Free Land of Creatrix.
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Santa Torres.
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The 14th Station of Delegations.
- : Socialist Great Picardy was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Bisht.
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