The Federal Republic of Plankstein is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 830 million Planksteins enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Defense are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Offingen. The average income tax rate is 44.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Planksteinian economy, worth 57.8 trillion kronens a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Automobile Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 69,680 kronens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.
UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, a crusade against barbaric religious practices has begun, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, and graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Plankstein's national animal is the meerkat.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Golden Empire of Ahssn.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Kingdom of Valocke.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Origin of Music of Hertfordshire and Jammbo.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Republic of Dominguez Hills.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Western Protectorate of Dalimbar.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Yaspica.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The WP Guardian Nation of BIteland.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Matriarchy of Newfieisland.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Federation of Av Libertas Vindex.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Confederacy of Squornshelan Remnant States.
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