The Federation of Ugrest is a large, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, democratic population of 99 million Ugrestians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The relatively small government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 14.8%.
The Ugrestian economy, worth 5.42 trillion Рубльs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is 54,775 Рубльs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.
The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller and the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ugrest's national animal is the Ацелотль, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ugrest's influence in Refugia rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Ugrest's influence in Refugia rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Ugrest's influence in Refugia rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Ugrest was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
- : Ugrest relocated from The East Pacific to Refugia.
- : Following new legislation in Ugrest, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
- : Following new legislation in Ugrest, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
- : Ugrest was founded in The East Pacific.