The Federation of Spark-1 is a huge, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The democratic population of 713 million Sparkies 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 31.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The Sparky economy, worth 27.4 trillion Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Automobile Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 38,466 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.
Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spark-1's national animal is the Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Spark-1's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Spark-1 was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Someseni.
- : Spark-1 was endorsed by The Party Vizier of Dragons Blood.
- : Spark-1 was endorsed by The Phantasmagorial Land-Shrine of Rhealaliit.
- : Spark-1 was endorsed by The Biotechnological Hellscape of Axdel.
- : Spark-1's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Spark-1 withdrew its endorsement from The Astorian Dominion of Aelitia.
- : Spark-1 was endorsed by The Kingdom of Taya Dust.
- : Spark-1 was endorsed by The NationStates Monster Jolly of Celannica.
- : Spark-1's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
Endorsements Received: 16 » A Slanted Black Stripe, Talitoa, Eagas, Johnny Appleseed1, BearStackof2015, Brotherland, H-Zhena, Ramaeus, Marrabuk, VW53Aland, Celannica, Taya Dust, Axdel, Rhealaliit, Dragons Blood, and Someseni.