The Wonder of The Dreamer
“You may say that I'm a Dreamer but I'm not the only one”
|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Location: Hippy Haven
Regional Influence: Page
The Wonder of The Dreamer is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic population of 8.181 billion Dreamerians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but stagnant Dreamerian economy, worth 118 trillion Dream Tokens 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 slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Book Publishing. 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 14,545 Dream Tokens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The tenet of free speech is held dear, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, voting is compulsory, and The Dreamer's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Dreamer's national animal is the Siamese cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Dreamer's influence in Hippy Haven rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : The Dreamer's influence in Hippy Haven rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : The Dreamer was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dead.
- : The Dreamer's influence in Hippy Haven rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : The Dreamer's influence in Hippy Haven rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : The Dreamer's influence in Hippy Haven rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : The Dreamer's influence in Hippy Haven rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : The Dreamer's influence in Hippy Haven rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
- : The Dreamer was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : The Dreamer altered its national flag.