We welcome The Colony of Strilke (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Strilke), as the 159th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Colony of Strilke is a small, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 16 million are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Commerce, and Defence. The average income tax rate is 34%, 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 Soda Sales.
Euthanasia is illegal, it is a crime to offend someone's religious beliefs, thieves are flogged in public for their crimes, and citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Strilke's national animal is the sharks, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the gold coins.