We welcome The Free Land of Ta Theia (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Ta+Theia) as the 242nd member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Free Land of Ta Theia is a huge, devout nation, remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 916 million are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Religion & Spirituality, Commerce, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming industries.
Waste is frequently shipped to other countries, small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants, skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines, and "The Daily Sacrifice" is a routine segment of morning news shows. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Ta Theia's national animal is the echidna, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the obolus.