as the 157th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Republic of Robert Pirsig is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service. 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.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 32%, but much higher for the wealthy. A very small private sector is dominated by the Soda Sales industry.
Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. Robert Pirsig's national animal is the motorcycle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the pretentious pap.