The Democratic Republic of Batona is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Leo with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 1.622 billion Batonians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 73.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Batonan economy, worth 163 trillion Batonian Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 101,030 Batonian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges, major internet servers have acquired citizenship, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, and foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Batona's national animal is the Eastern Bluebird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Batona was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- : Batona's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Batona was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
- : Following new legislation in Batona, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election".
- : Following new legislation in Batona, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post.
- : Following new legislation in Batona, major internet servers have acquired citizenship.
- : Batona was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : Following new legislation in Batona, citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges.
- : Following new legislation in Batona, the examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners.
- : Following new legislation in Batona, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
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