The Holy Empire of The Gold Lotus is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. The democratic population of 368 million Lotuses have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 29.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The Gold Lotusian economy, worth 20.7 trillion Gold Coins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Cheese Exports, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 56,364 Gold Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.
Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, and children are expected to carve their own toys. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Gold Lotus's national animal is the Leviathan.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Gold Lotus's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : The Gold Lotus's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Following new legislation in The Gold Lotus, children are expected to carve their own toys.
- : The Gold Lotus's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : The Gold Lotus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
- : The Gold Lotus was endorsed by The TRR Dictator of New Anarchisticstan.
- : The Gold Lotus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : The Gold Lotus was endorsed by The Anti-Government Anarchy of United Anarchists of Earth.
- : The Gold Lotus's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : The Gold Lotus relocated from Japan to The Rejected Realms.