Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Welcome ThePlanetEarth

We welcome The United Socialist States of ThePlanetEarth (, as the 219th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.

The United Socialist States of ThePlanetEarth is a tiny, safe nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 5 million love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 51%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Furniture Restoration.
Crime is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ThePlanetEarth's national animal is the otter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the dollar.

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