Post by Markanite on Apr 7, 2017 4:19:33 GMT -5
The People's Republic of Optimus Gentum
Motto: “All Hail Optimus Gentum”
National Animal: Bear
The People's Republic of Optimus Gentum is a tiny, orderly nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 8 million Optimus Gentumians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 65.3%.
The Optimus Gentumian economy, worth 432 billion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 54,093 Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are given a short jail sentence, vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue, skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines, and immigrants who don't like the taste of Optimus Gentumian Turnip Chips are immediately deported. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Optimus Gentum's national animal is the Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Optimus Gentum is a new nation that has only recently arrived in the region. They are a friendly nation and have already taken steps to introduce themselves on our forum! We are very excited to see what they do next!