The Republic of PhantomMembrane is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Salieri with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, compulsory military service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The cynical population of 1.58 billion PhantomMembraneans 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 prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of PigStep. The average income tax rate is 72.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient PhantomMembranean economy, worth 184 trillion Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 116,563 Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.
A light facial coating of soot is seen as the mark of an honest and hardworking man, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark, and nuclear physics is the most popular course at university. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PhantomMembrane's national animal is the Pigeon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : PhantomMembrane was endorsed by The Free Land of Veterans Association.
- : PhantomMembrane was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
- : PhantomMembrane was endorsed by The Tsardom of Nadarena.
- : PhantomMembrane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
- : PhantomMembrane was endorsed by The Epic Commonwealth of Roissyland.
- : PhantomMembrane was endorsed by The Uberstani Republic of Ridann.
- : PhantomMembrane was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
- : PhantomMembrane was endorsed by The Democratic People's Republic of Santa Dystopia.
- : PhantomMembrane's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : PhantomMembrane was endorsed by The Republic of Agave.
Endorsements Received: 29 » A Slanted Black Stripe, Albrook, VW53Aland, Evrigenis, Axdel, Preat, Mardom, A mean old man, Brotherland, Nevertopia, Tassirion, Fellon, New Leganes, The Marlands, East Malaysia, Aivintis, Merlovich, Marrabuk, Sandboxford, Land of Corporations, Modra, Isole Ionie, Enlil, Agave, Santa Dystopia, Ridann, Roissyland, Nadarena, and Veterans Association.