We welcome The Republic of Alfred Handley (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Alfred+Handley), as the 158th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Republic of Alfred Handley is a tiny, safe nation, notable for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 5 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Law & Order, and Religion & Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 48%, but much higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Book Publishing.
Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alfred Handley's national animal is the elbow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the hand.