|Leader||Emperor Shino Kyuwa|
The Imperial Empire of Drifterica is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Shino Kyuwa with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.384 billion Driftericans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Honiahaka. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Drifterican economy, worth 879 trillion Blossom Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 163,301 Blossom Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.
Children seem to be getting better at lying these days, Emperor Shino Kyuwa's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, and the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in Balder. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Drifterica's national animal is the Peregine Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Drifterica, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in Balder.
- : Drifterica's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Drifterica's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Drifterica's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Drifterica's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Drifterica altered its national flag.
- : Drifterica was refounded in Balder.
- : Drifterica ceased to exist in Lazarus.
- : Drifterica's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Drifterica's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".