The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 31.44 billion Spanners 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 relatively small, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 66.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The enormous but inefficient Spanner economy, worth a remarkable 5,235 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 166,509 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise M Shobacus Maz on Span's coulrophobia epidemic, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, and late night adverts for breast milk co-ops regularly win pornography industry awards. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Span, late night adverts for breast milk co-ops regularly win pornography industry awards.
- : Following new legislation in Span, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
- : Span was endorsed by The Potato Peeling Poltergeists of Sanjurika.
- : Following new legislation in Span, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.
- : Following new legislation in Span, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise M Shobacus Maz on Span's coulrophobia epidemic.
- : Following new legislation in Span, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold.
- : Span was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Kizja.
- : Span was endorsed by The Empire of Hongmin.
- : Span was endorsed by The Allied States of Octal Regn.
- : Following new legislation in Span, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.
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