The Vengeful Ferret God of Sredni Vashtar
“My Thoughts Were Red Thoughts And My Teeth Were White”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Location: Foshan Mars Colony
Regional Influence: Contender
The Vengeful Ferret God of Sredni Vashtar is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Sredni Vashtar with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, zero percent divorce rate, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.624 billion Ferrets 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. The average income tax rate is 60.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Ferret economy, worth 869 trillion Chronicles of Clovis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 113,992 Chronicles of Clovis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Ersatz chicken has left the nation's citizens with a bad taste in their mouths, women no longer need to pepper conversations with incessant references to fictitious husbands, the big red machine has ground to a halt, and noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sredni Vashtar's national animal is the Ferret, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cult of the Ferret God Sredni Vashtar.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Sredni Vashtar's influence in Foshan Mars Colony rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
- : Sredni Vashtar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
- : Sredni Vashtar was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
- : Sredni Vashtar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
- : Sredni Vashtar lodged a message on the Foshan Mars Colony Regional Message Board.
- : The Red Wing Chun Nation of Yip Man granted Appearance authority to Sredni Vashtar as God of the Ferrets | Regional Mascot in Foshan Mars Colony.
- : The Red Wing Chun Nation of Yip Man removed Appearance, Communications, and Embassies authority from Sredni Vashtar as God of the Ferrets | Regional Mascot in Foshan Mars Colony.
- : Sredni Vashtar's influence in Foshan Mars Colony fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
- : Sredni Vashtar's influence in Foshan Mars Colony fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
- : Sredni Vashtar's influence in Foshan Mars Colony fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Instigator".