The Island Swamp of Watery Grave-
“Land - Island Swamp”
|Category: Authoritarian Democracy|
Location: The United Federations
Regional Influence: Nipper
The Island Swamp of Watery Grave- is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mark Rosewater with an iron fist, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 5.82 billion Watery Grave-ians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.
The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shockland. The average income tax rate is 34.8%.
The powerhouse Watery Grave-ian economy, worth 439 trillion lands 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 black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Uranium Mining. 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 75,492 lands, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.
Harry Potter books are banned, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and schoolchildren are taught to boo and hiss at Mark Rosewater's name. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Watery Grave-'s national animal is the shock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is shocking.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Watery Grave- resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Watery Grave-'s influence in The United Federations rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : Watery Grave- endorsed The Asdian Empire of Dabberwocky.
- : Watery Grave- relocated from Artificial Solar System to The United Federations.
- : Watery Grave- was endorsed by The Armed Territory of Ikaranara of Tzara.
- : Watery Grave- was endorsed by The Unwavering Band of Light of Terestia.
- : Watery Grave- was endorsed by The Production Team of Code000.
- : Watery Grave- was endorsed by The FREE 1997 KROMER LAND of SPAMTON REPUBLIC JUL1.
- : Watery Grave- was endorsed by The Inexplicable Chaos of Murder Stab Kitty.
- : Watery Grave- was endorsed by The Allied States of William and Holmes.