We welcome The United States of Laura Breckenridge (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=laura+breckenridge), as the 88th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The United States of Laura Breckenridge is a small, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 12 million enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Education, and Defence. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Cheese Exports, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving industries.
The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars. Crime is pervasive, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Laura Breckenridge's national animal is the baryonyx, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the dollar.