We welcome The Republic of Odin Ludd (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Odin+Ludd), as the 155 member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Republic of Odin Ludd is a tiny, socially progressive nation, notable for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-nosed 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.
The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass -- devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 44%, 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 Arms Manufacturing.
Crime is moderate. Odin Ludd's national animal is the mountain lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the fang.