Sunset has space ships, power armor, cybernetics, non-human sentients, artificial intelligence, universal basic resources, energy weapons, more space ships, arcologies, faster-than-light travel, terraforming, cloning, and robot cats.
The Republic of Sunset is a thin veneer of an enlightened capitalist society behind which lurks the reality of a post-Singularity civilization. The average person a visitor might meet on the street is generous and welcoming, inquisitive and curious, and genuinely interested in getting to know the visitor better. They see their civilization as one of the few oasis in the midst of a galaxy full of chaos; A Shining City on the Hill. Life is conducted as leisurely or as quickly as the individual wants with many seeing immortality as an opportunity to take things slow while others want to do as much as they possibly can, enabled by the absence of true risk. What tends to stand out is an attitude of certainty; it is not a question of 'if' a thing can be done but 'when'.
The Federal Government consists of an elected Senate that then selects a number of Secretaries who are responsible for the various areas of Government. These are the Secretary-General - who is responsible for diplomacy and defense - and the Secretaries of Education, Industry, and Justice who then each have various under-secretaries and divisions under them. Behind all this is a complex bureaucracy but most of the intricacies of government are handled by expert computer systems and thus actual flesh-and-blood civil servants are rare - as is the need to call on them.
Sunset's government encourages companies and individuals to practice Renewable Capitalism. It's Capitalism with an emphasis on using scientific and sociological methods to promote overall progress. Competition is good - oligarchy is bad. This extends to the government as well with sectors actively competing to provide better services at less cost.
Sunset counts among its allies and friends the Triumvirate of Yut (ToY), most of the Non-Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Martian Nations that are a party to the MIDAS treaty, those members that it recognizes of VERITAS, as well as a goodly number of nations it has come across in its travels.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln
The current date in Sunset is 175.951; the date in your local fractal reality may vary.
Due to the abundance of different locations, species, and cultures in Sunset, the nation has only one recognized holiday. Independence Day is the first day of the Martian Year (Longest Solar Day). It is also the last day of the four-day voting cycle.
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And of course there's the rest of the factbook!
Let's just add the OSAMI Storefront too...
And Because 'Why Not?', my DevArt Gallery!
Cooperative Role-Play! Exploration, Social, and Diplomatic especially! And cats.
Uncooperative Role-Play! Military Especially and Generally! Number Wankers! And dogs*.
Telegrams work, as does IRC! Irc.Gamesurge.Net; #NationStates; Sunset or Discord!
*I do like dogs. Other people's dogs. As long as they stay 'other people's dogs'.