The Republic of 19 Mirrormind is a massive, safe nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.877 billion 19 Mirrormindians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 46.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The strong 19 Mirrormindian economy, worth 199 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 69,503 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, they who do not work shall not eat, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, and human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 19 Mirrormind's national animal is the bison, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : 19 Mirrormind's influence in Resuscitation rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : 19 Mirrormind's influence in Resuscitation rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : 19 Mirrormind's influence in Resuscitation rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : 19 Mirrormind's influence in Resuscitation rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : 19 Mirrormind's influence in Resuscitation rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : 19 Mirrormind's influence in Resuscitation rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : 19 Mirrormind relocated from Alliance against degenerates to Resuscitation.
- : 19 Mirrormind's influence in Alliance against degenerates rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
- : 19 Mirrormind's influence in Alliance against degenerates fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
- : 19 Mirrormind was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.