We welcome The Federation of The Allied Ballpoint Pens (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Allied+Ballpoint+Pens), a United Nations member, as the 162nd member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Federation of Allied Ballpoint Pens is a large, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 32 million enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.
The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Education, and Defence. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23%. A healthy private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Woodchip Exports and Pizza Delivery.
Mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes, and murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows. Crime is a problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Allied Ballpoint Pens's national animal is the yellow bellied communi and its currency is the orange dime.