We welcome The Holy Empire of Izmira (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Izmira), as the 239th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Holy Empire of Izmira is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 228 million are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized, corrupt government is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Social Equality receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 12%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Retail industries.
UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer, citizens select which government department gets their income tax kuns each year, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Izmira's national animal is the Leontopithecus Rosalia, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the kun.