The Commonwealth of Reftaria is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Luke Carlton with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 4.681 billion Reftarians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jacobs. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Reftarian economy, worth 763 trillion reftens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 163,177 reftens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
It turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, you can call your arthritic immigrant neighbour for all your roof-tiling and guttering needs, the news is showing footage of Luke Carlton bullying an old man to the point of tears, and turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'. Crime is totally unknown. Reftaria's national animal is the osprey, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Reftaria was endorsed by The Great and Mighty Ego of Ramaeus.
- : Following new legislation in Reftaria, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'.
- : Following new legislation in Reftaria, the news is showing footage of Luke Carlton bullying an old man to the point of tears.
- : Following new legislation in Reftaria, you can call your arthritic immigrant neighbour for all your roof-tiling and guttering needs.
- : Reftaria was endorsed by The Colony of Eastie.
- : Reftaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Following new legislation in Reftaria, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage.
- : Reftaria was endorsed by The Acting Overseeing Officer of Feu de Glace.
- : Following new legislation in Reftaria, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare".
- : Following new legislation in Reftaria, the new intercity submarine SSN Osprey Warrior instills terror in claustrophobic travellers.
Endorsements Received: 49 » A Slanted Black Stripe, H-Zhena, Eagas, Ridann, Roissyland, Fedele, Sansangra, Davinhia, Biggstonia, Mastariere, Ver Norge, Socialist Holy American Empire, Dark Edgyness, Brotherland, The Happian Union, Wiranath, Axdel, The Romanum Legio, Hizuru, The Angel of Charity, Neruch, Rhealaliit, Janoobi Jazair, VW53Aland, Talitoa, Stellar Colonies, BearStackof2015, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Am Echad, Coequalia, Broengtopia, Pakitsk, Marrico, Kilkire, The United Neo American Union, Kangarawa, Libertanny, Escade, RovaMittala, Liberstankonia, United states of Ulm, Stanisiti, Commodore Badger, Avakael, Yemeni Locusts, Zukchiva, Feu de Glace, Eastie, and Ramaeus.