Thursday, April 3, 2008

Welcome Bolonesvia

We welcome The Federation of Bolonesvia (, as the 219th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
The Federation of Bolonesvia is a huge, safe nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 921 million are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Religion & Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 86%, 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 Arms Manufacturing.
Harry Potter books are banned, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, appendix transplant figures have recently doubled, and small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Bolonesvia's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the bolopiun.

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