We welcome The Republic of Chalkster (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Chalkster), as the 194th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Republic of Chalkster is a very large, pleasant nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 110 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 large, corrupt, moralistic government is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Commerce receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 22%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration industries.
Elections have been outlawed. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Chalkster's national animal is the tiger and its currency is the illu.