We welcome The Armed Republic of Streets of Fire (http://www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php?nation=Streets+of+Fire), as the 230th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Armed Republic of Streets of Fire is a huge, safe nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed population of 883 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The medium-sized, socially-minded government is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and the Environment receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 20%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Basket Weaving and Book Publishing.
Referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, child adoption by homosexual couples has been outlawed, and the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Streets of Fire's national animal is the dead man, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the bullet.