The Republic of Cultursus is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 768 million Cultursusians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 45.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but inefficient Cultursusian economy, worth 28.2 trillion sugnomas 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, Trout Farming, Information Technology, 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 36,716 sugnomas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
A niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, emojis are the soul of wit, the armed forces pride themselves on being conventional and predictable, and street crime is on the rise as police officers spend most of their time in prisons. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cultursus's national animal is the Ornithorynque, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Cultursus was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Turks and Francs.
- : Cultursus was endorsed by The Republic of Northeastern Italian.
- : Cultursus was endorsed by The Youngling of Baobab-Bumbaria.
- : Cultursus was endorsed by The Republic of Scarlington.
- : Cultursus was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Prov.
- : Cultursus was endorsed by The Republic of SETTLEMENT OF DREAMS.
- : Cultursus was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
- : Cultursus was endorsed by The Islamic Popular Republic of Turkesbenizstan.
- : Cultursus was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Myotatunto.
- : Cultursus was endorsed by The Queendom of Freelandy.
Endorsements Received: 62 » Zecklandia, Land of Bobtopia, Le Libertia, Polgaria, Eloscape, Mancheseva City, Raghallaigh, Possibly this, Turpotia, Havenwelle, Pirataria, Precisely Nothing, Old Aweic Wirs, Krka beaver, Korektonon, Gabingston, Cortlandt Manor, United-Marrshmallows, Free Rosabell, Greatnessity City, Dat Countreh, Geektopia, Akeland, Eastern Imperial Eth Ands, Almendron, Poquaoi, West Wirral, Astrellan, Paulotzia, Deliber, Arvigiel, Brickfield, New Fenyr, Mediocrea, The Militarist States of America, Gemeinschaftsland, Stefoland, Dead Warrior Daddy, Thice Frostalt, Acapais, Murden, Kurvix, Cutias, Kiatland, South Parter, Maowi, Saturnia Tellus, Pland Adanna, Penlopa, Primorye Oblast, and 12 others.Poulton-with-Fearnhead, Votokia, Hakwan, Freelandy, Myotatunto, Turkesbenizstan, SETTLEMENT OF DREAMS, Prov, Scarlington, Baobab-Bumbaria, Northeastern Italian, and Turks and Francs.