We're in a period of no Growth/Decline. So I would say as a region it's going ok.
I hope everyone is still alive, nowadays you just never know.
After learning that Borism is infact "The symptoms that result from the ingestion of borax or of another compound of boron" the national Religion of the Secular country of Bej will be none. It's a monumental change that will hopefully strengthen Bej for many years.
It's not completely dead.
Not currently part of the region, but I'm still kicking.