We welcome The Colony of Pontoheracleia (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Pontoheracleia), as the 241st member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Colony of Pontoheracleia is a tiny, devout nation, renowned for its compulsory military service. 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Religion & Spirituality, and Education. The average income tax rate is 30%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Retail industries.
Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pontoheracleia's national animal is the turk and its currency is the book.