The Republic of Sostenad is a huge, genial nation, notable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic population of 460 million Sostenadians 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.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Listur. The average income tax rate is 64.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but inefficient Sostenadian economy, worth 12.6 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 27,357 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Arbitration is mightier than the sword, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants, feeling like a winner comes at a price, and retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sostenad's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Sostenad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
- : Sostenad endorsed The Glorious Technocratic State of Imperium of Josh.
- : Following new legislation in Sostenad, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
- : Following new legislation in Sostenad, feeling like a winner comes at a price.
- : Following new legislation in Sostenad, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants.
- : Sostenad was endorsed by The Glorious Technocratic State of Imperium of Josh.
- : Sostenad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Sostenad, arbitration is mightier than the sword.
- : Following new legislation in Sostenad, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory.
- : Sostenad changed its national capital to "Listur".
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