The People's Republic of Banabistan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Milan Stojanovic with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, infamous sell-swords, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.508 billion Banabistanis are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, with Industry, Education, and Defense also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kaempfstok. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.0%.
The frighteningly efficient Banabistani economy, worth 265 trillion lire a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 176,351 lire, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 907,530 per year while the poor average 18,717, a ratio of 48.5 to 1.
Military parades quietly tiptoe their way through the streets, foreigners are treated with great suspicion, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, and the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Banabistan's national animal is the dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is State Atheism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Banabistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
- : Following new legislation in Banabistan, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room.
- : Following new legislation in Banabistan, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
- : Following new legislation in Banabistan, foreigners are treated with great suspicion.
- : Following new legislation in Banabistan, military parades quietly tiptoe their way through the streets.
- : Following new legislation in Banabistan, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show.
- : Banabistan endorsed The Commonwealth of United Kahndaq.
- : Banabistan was endorsed by The Commonwealth of United Kahndaq.
- : Banabistan endorsed The Kingdom of Angshire.
- : Banabistan was endorsed by The Kingdom of Angshire.
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