The Kingdom of Salty Burs
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Location: the South Pacific
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
The Kingdom of Salty Burs is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.964 billion Salty Bursians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Balaho. The average income tax rate is 83.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Salty Bursian economy, worth 211 trillion Burs 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 107,916 Burs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Leader claims to be the epitome of family values, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, and Max Barry is this year's Miss Salty Burs. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Salty Burs's national animal is the bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Salty Burs was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : Salty Burs was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Ipugao.
- : Salty Burs was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
- : Following new legislation in Salty Burs, Max Barry is this year's Miss Salty Burs.
- : Salty Burs was endorsed by The Serene Land of The United Australian States.
- : Salty Burs was endorsed by The Himalayan Field Rat Paradise of Gonrati.
- : Salty Burs lost the endorsement of The Himalayan Field Rat Paradise of Gonrati.
- : Salty Burs was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
- : Salty Burs was endorsed by The PRARIE FOR CULTURE of MNA 33rd Infantry Regiment.
- : Salty Burs was endorsed by The Republic of New Belgrade.
Endorsements Received: 76 » Anserisa, The Filippinas, Qvait, Aumeltopia, Erinor, Aidenfieeld, Yeldarbsland, Bawkie, Land Without Shrimp, Amerion, Bleakfoot, Crystal Creation, Wehraboos, PenguinPies, Xandev, Kringalia, Beepee, Farengeto, Ebonhand, Holy Free, Mapico, Tsunamy, Marinho Islands, Auphelia, Corgitopiaa, Kandorith, Nowa Europa, Ralphburg, Shefino, New Briantown, Myness, West Pastafaria, Sandaoguo, Drugged Monkeys, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Midand, Concrete Slab, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Laamiva, Volaworand, Hanguk-Nippon, Merevane, House Ahsanul, Tepertopia, Phanama, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, Zataras, Alfama, Sedunn, and 26 others.Vanbella, Belschaft, Apartment 11F, Rotenaplistan, Rebel-topia, Treir, Synarion, Wakandan Tribes, Wallechi, Holota, Qawe, The Altan, Seythennia, Techganet, Death to democracy, Ottawa land, Scu Greinne, Conexia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, LadyRebels, Libedistan, Westenhald, New Belgrade, Gonrati, The United Australian States, and Ipugao.