We welcome The Grand Duchy of Andrew Lawrence (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Andrew+Lawrence), as the 230th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Grand Duchy of Andrew Lawrence is a tiny, safe nation, renowned for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 5 million are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.
The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded government devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 38%, but much higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Trout Farming.
Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Andrew Lawrence's national animal is the Two head eagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Lawrencian.