We welcome The Confederacy of WikedCowboy (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=WikedCowboy), as the 244th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Confederacy of WikedCowboy is a small, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 12 million are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defence. The average income tax rate is 31%, but much higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Woodchip Exports and Automobile Manufacturing.
The mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, political activists are routinely executed, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. WikedCowboy's national animal is the donkey and its currency is the jacktar.