The Confederacy of City States Nation is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by JR Ewing with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 12.554 billion City Staters are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reading. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient City States Nationian economy, worth a remarkable 4,821 trillion Lire a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 384,035 Lire, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,369,020 per year while the poor average 77,486, a ratio of 17.7 to 1.
Evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, and group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. City States Nation's national animal is the Armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Industrialism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in City States Nation, group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions.
- : Following new legislation in City States Nation, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow.
- : Following new legislation in City States Nation, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
- : City States Nation was endorsed by The WA Republic of Qawe.
- : City States Nation's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : City States Nation was endorsed by The Kingdom of Astraee.
- : City States Nation was endorsed by The Colony of Annie60.
- : City States Nation was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential.
- : City States Nation was endorsed by The Republic of Direwolf1.
- : Following new legislation in City States Nation, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
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