The Obese Burger Republic of Espanto
“Would you like fries with that?”
|Category: Moralistic Democracy|
Location: The North Pacific
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
The Obese Burger Republic of Espanto is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Mack Donalds with an even hand, and notable for its enslaved workforce, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 1.141 billion Espantoans 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hamburger. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Espantoan economy, worth 127 trillion monopoly cards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 111,824 monopoly cards, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 379,749 per year while the poor average 24,293, a ratio of 15.6 to 1.
Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement, half-naked men feature prominently in official military materials, and the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Espanto's national animal is the Ronald McDonald, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Anti-Healthism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Espanto was endorsed by The Matriarchy of Woodsend.
- : Espanto was endorsed by The Republic of Universal State Formula.
- : Espanto changed its national animal to "Ronald McDonald", its capital to "Hamburger", its currency to "monopoly card", and its faith to "Anti-Healthism".
- : Espanto altered its national flag.
- : Following new legislation in Espanto, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions.
- : Following new legislation in Espanto, half-naked men feature prominently in official military materials.
- : Following new legislation in Espanto, cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement.
- : Following new legislation in Espanto, strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins.
- : Espanto changed its national faith to "Anti-Saladism", its leader to "President Mack Donalds", its motto to "Would you like fries with that?", and its nation type to "Obese Burger Republic".
- : Espanto changed its national faith to "Espantoan Orthodox".
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