The Holy Queendom of New Touraine
“Sérénité, Égalité, Unité”
|Category: Mother Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Squire
The Holy Queendom of New Touraine is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Marie of France with an iron fist, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, national health service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 5.193 billion Tourangeaux 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tours. The average income tax rate is 30.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Tourangeau economy, worth a remarkable 1,284 trillion Livres a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 247,259 Livres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
Children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime is totally unknown. New Touraine's national animal is the Coq Gaulois, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : New Touraine changed its national currency to "Livre".
- : Following new legislation in New Touraine, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
- : Following new legislation in New Touraine, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
- : Following new legislation in New Touraine, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
- : Following new legislation in New Touraine, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
- : Following new legislation in New Touraine, internet moderator is one of the most popular jobs among the nation's more socially awkward citizens.
- : Following new legislation in New Touraine, children aren't allowed to chew their pencils until they get home from school.
- : New Touraine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- : Following new legislation in New Touraine, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
- : Following new legislation in New Touraine, some people will do literally anything to be in the spotlight.
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