The Union Empire
"Strength in Union Lucky Moo"
Leader: First Imperator Glorian Rahl
Currency: Gold Golden Taal
National Animal: Vampire bat zombie cow
The Holy Ascendancy of The Union Empire is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by First Imperator Glorian Rahl with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.519 billion Unionists hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imryr. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 70.3%.
The frighteningly efficient Union Empirean economy, worth 549 trillion Gold Golden Taals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Retail. Average income is an impressive 121,575 Gold Golden Taals, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 371,953 per year while the poor average 30,780, a ratio of 12.1 to 1.
Foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, the nation leads 10000 Islands in per capita stalking, the television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation, and the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Union Empire's national animal is the Vampire bat zombie cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
The Union Empire (TUE) first discovered NationStates a number of years ago, though their original nation has since CTE'd. When asked how they came back, TUE responded with, "I’d created my new nation, because even all these years since stumbling into NS as a kid, I’d never forgotten it." Then, they just let their nation sit around for quite some time until one fateful day near the end of October when they decided to get involved and choose the right region for them, which turned out to be XKI! Since then, they've joined TITO and been an active and positive member of our community, and hope to get involved in recruitment and possibly even our government. Congratulations to our newest featured nation, as chosen by Minister of Education Porflox!