The United Socialist States of Atharbasca is a huge, genial nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 382 million Atharbascans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 78.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The Atharbascan economy, worth 21.1 trillion buckaroos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is 55,230 buckaroos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Statistics show that terrorists often come from broken families, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Atharbasca's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Atharbasca was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Education.
- : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
- : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
- : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, statistics show that terrorists often come from broken families.
- : Atharbasca was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Democratic Socialists".
- : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof.
- : Atharbasca was endorsed by The Weed-choked lawn of A mean old man.
- : Atharbasca's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, Atharbasca has designated Atharbasca City as its capital city.
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