The Republic of The Rocky is a huge, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 382 million Rockyians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.
The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 18.8%.
The strong Rockyian economy, worth 24.8 trillion Rockieses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 64,939 Rockieses, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 times as much as the poorest.
Cities in The Rocky declare independence based on interpretation of the historic meaning of cave paintings, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct, meat prices are soaring as the farming industry struggle under government-imposed restrictions, and Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Rocky's national animal is the Dog.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Rocky was endorsed by The Gold Phoenix Queendom of Ignis Cinere.
- : The Rocky was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Kachikawawa.
- : The Rocky was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Waitiki.
- : The Rocky was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : The Rocky was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Anisopterra.
- : The Rocky was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Vivolkha.
- : The Rocky was endorsed by The Void of Dustwind.
- : The Rocky was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Ehrgeizig.
- : The Rocky was endorsed by The Empire of Margaux.
- : The Rocky's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
Endorsements Received: 21 » Kuriko, BRVTOPIA, Randopian, Krystalveil, Valentian Elysium, A Country Run by Scientists, Recon Island, New Fania, Wysrod, Zinzdan, Northern Nivaria, The Republic of Osea, Alen-roshh, Evertopia, Ehrgeizig, Dustwind, Vivolkha, Anisopterra, Waitiki, Kachikawawa, and Ignis Cinere.