by Max Barry

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The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
We can get on top!
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Average

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Winter-Topia

Population26 million

CurrencyWinter dollar
AnimalPolar Bear

The Republic of Winter-Topia is a small, cultured nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape and compulsory military service. The hard-working population of 26 million Winter-Topians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 31.2%.

The Winter-Topian economy, worth 958 billion Winter dollars a year, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 36,856 Winter dollars, with the richest citizens earning 8.7 times as much as the poorest.

Captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, nine-year-olds' chat logs are scoured for evidence of radicalization, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods", and mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Winter-Topia's national animal is the Polar Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Winter-Topia is ranked 108,070th in the world and 4,595th in the South Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 66.97 Workforce Participation Rate.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Winter-Topia, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Winter-Topia, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods".
  • : Following new legislation in Winter-Topia, nine-year-olds' chat logs are scoured for evidence of radicalization.
  • : Following new legislation in Winter-Topia, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Following new legislation in Winter-Topia, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.
  • : Following new legislation in Winter-Topia, the barter economy has taken over as the Winter dollar has become worthless.
  • : Following new legislation in Winter-Topia, shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Winter-Topia, Winter-Topia Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere'.
  • : Winter-Topia lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Winter-Topia, major internet servers have acquired citizenship.

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