The Self-Reflection of Lerasi
“I hold onto the constant of change.”
|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Location: Quiet Cottage on the Edge of the Cosmos
Regional Influence: Sprat
The Self-Reflection of Lerasi is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Philosopher King of Dust with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.655 billion Lerasians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The City of Dust. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 59.2%.
The strong Lerasian economy, worth 92.5 trillion drakes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 55,919 drakes, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.
The Philosopher King of Dust has just been declared ruler of Lerasi in an international press conference, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, there are traffic jams at sea as diligent customs officers check every part of every ship, and burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lerasi's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Agnosticism with Philosophic Tendencies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Lerasi lodged a message on the Quiet Cottage on the Edge of the Cosmos Regional Message Board.
- : Lerasi's influence in Quiet Cottage on the Edge of the Cosmos rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Lerasi's influence in Quiet Cottage on the Edge of the Cosmos rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Lerasi was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
- : Lerasi's influence in Quiet Cottage on the Edge of the Cosmos rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : Lerasi changed its national faith to "Agnosticism with Philosophic Tendencies".
- : Lerasi changed its national animal to "dragon", its capital to "The City of Dust", its currency to "drake", its faith to "Philosophic Tendencies and Agnosticism", its leader to "The Philosopher King of Dust", its motto to "I hold onto the constant of change.", and its nation type to "Self-Reflection".
- : Lerasi relocated from The East Pacific to Quiet Cottage on the Edge of the Cosmos.
- : Lerasi lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
- : Lerasi relocated from Lazarus to The East Pacific.