We welcome The Republic of Fjeldstad (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Fjeldstad), as the 162nd member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Republic of Fjeldstad is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Religion & Spirituality, and Defence. The average income tax rate is 21%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Basket Weaving.
Crime is a problem. Fjeldstad's national animal is the cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the manus.