The Neo-Dominion of Sterkistan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Relena Peacecraft with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, pith helmet sales, and national health service. The compassionate population of 11.332 billion Sterks 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bersheedan. The average income tax rate is 85.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Sterkian economy, worth a remarkable 1,973 trillion Pers a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 174,170 Pers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus, nudity is frowned upon, conspiracy theorists allege Bersheedan's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols, and children seem to be getting better at lying these days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sterkistan's national animal is the Albutra Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Technoseverism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Sterkistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : Sterkistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
- : Sterkistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
- : Sterkistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- : Sterkistan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Noahs Second Country".
- : Sterkistan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Promotion of Recycling"".
- : Sterkistan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Public Access to Court Records".
- : Sterkistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
- : Sterkistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- : Sterkistan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".