The Honorary Precinct of The East Berliners is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Maksym Vyrvykhvist with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.481 billion Berlinians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hohenschönhausen. The average income tax rate is 73.4%.
The Berliner economy, worth 130 trillion notes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 87,954 notes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.
Cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, red rinses are frequently applied to grey hair, citizens are encouraged to show displeasure with politicians by poking them with sharp metal sticks, and Bigtopian relations have become a minefield. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The East Berliners's national animal is the ceberus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Grousan.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The East Berliners was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Gotho.
- : The East Berliners was endorsed by The Republic of Zelenskraine.
- : The East Berliners was endorsed by The Republic of Zulrich.
- : The East Berliners was endorsed by The Tranquil Lands of Corsoaua.
- : The East Berliners was endorsed by The Federation of Ausvelt.
- : The East Berliners was endorsed by The Back and apathetic as ever of The Reunited Yugoslavs.
- : The East Berliners was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
- : The East Berliners changed its national demonym to "Berlinian", its demonym adjective to "Berliner", and its faith to "Grousan".
- : The East Berliners endorsed The Choo Choo Train of Berlin and Hanover.
- : The East Berliners voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Electrum".
Endorsements Received: 46 » Imperium Anglorum, Berlin and Hanover, North of Americas, Yahlia, Meropis, Northern German Federation, Saint Domingo, Eppur, Rary, Eco-Paris Reformation, Walfo, Irminsulia, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Thracia Republic, Thracia and Crimea, Invernessia, Kanokla, The Champions League, Jim the Baptist, An Clar, St Scarlett, Othenhiem, Belvanski, GanymedEuropa, Gliesetonia, Panversia, MEoW-mEoW-mIa, Someseni, Regnum Italiae, Nardin, Dark Matter, Dervenland, Dabarastan, Marvingia, Heplon, Gorzi, Caescadia, Noristoniaka, Apabeossie, Kashtyria, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Ausvelt, Corsoaua, Zulrich, Zelenskraine, and Gotho.