10000 Islands' Featured Nation 31/09/19 - Haivon Oct 31, 2019 2:37:04 GMT -5 Paffnia, HumanSanity, and 5 more like this
Post by Na Kanaka Isles on Oct 31, 2019 2:37:04 GMT -5
The Democratic States of
Try, Fail, Retry
The Democratic States of Haivon is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 281 million Haivonians, 26 million of whom are zombies, are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Platypus City. The average income tax rate is 66.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The Haivonian economy, worth 14.8 trillion Raquios a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is 52,805 Raquios, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Posh restaurants scatter glass fragments on the dining room floor to keep out barefoot undesirables, new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes, citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em", and murderers and thieves claim divine inspiration to avoid prosecution. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haivon's national animal is the Platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
For this month, Haivon has been chosen to be our latest featured nation! Haivon is a WA 10000 Islander who just joined us on the 25th of October. Since then, Haivon has been active on both the RMB and the forum, where the 50th post is already reached. With such a commitment to XKI activity, it should be greatly rewarded, congratulations, Haivon!