The United Socialist States of Wascoitan 048 is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its disturbing lack of elderly people, strictly enforced bedtime, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.11 billion Wascoitan 048ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare isn't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 21.5%.
The Wascoitan 048ian economy, worth 149 trillion Assembly notes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 48,082 Assembly notes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.
Retired racing Hydras are served truffles for breakfast, political clichés like "band-aid solutions" and "adrenaline shots to the economy" are headed for the dumpster, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force. Wascoitan 048's national animal is the Hydra, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Wascoitan 048's influence in The Allied Nations of Egalaria rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Wascoitan 048's influence in The Allied Nations of Egalaria rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Wascoitan 048 resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Wascoitan 048 was admitted to the World Assembly.
- : Wascoitan 048's influence in The Allied Nations of Egalaria rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".
- : Wascoitan 048 relocated from Slip to The Allied Nations of Egalaria.
- : Wascoitan 048 applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Wascoitan 048's influence in Slip rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
- : Wascoitan 048's influence in Slip rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
- : Wascoitan 048's influence in Slip rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".