The Boutique Empire of Bassiliya is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 2.695 billion Bassiliyans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 83.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but inefficient Bassiliyan economy, worth 68.8 trillion Kairmas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 25,535 Kairmas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, organ donation is compulsory, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, and X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bassiliya's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bassiliya voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
- : Bassiliya was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, Most Beautiful Environments, and Best Weather.
- : Bassiliya seized the position of Thegye WA Delegate from The Holy Empire of Peraro Krotoik.
- : Bassiliya ejected The Dictatorship of The Great Nazi of Germany from Thegye.
- : Bassiliya voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
- : Bassiliya was endorsed by The Armed Republic of Aus Sagitta.
- : Bassiliya was endorsed by The Federation of Angland Federation.
- : Bassiliya lodged a message on the Thegye Regional Message Board.
- : Bassiliya suppressed a post on the Thegye Regional Message Board.
- : Bassiliya voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
Endorsements Received: 22 » Poriturand, St Hell, Peraro Krotoik, Duraludon, Noyistain, Friskalandia, Arva Telan, Hallowmoss, Not-so United States Of America, New Eclium, Areleand, The Aureate Society, National Power Corporation, CARD-LAND, Karorka, Dofelkvic, Vinovin, Gestane, Axolotl land, The Greater Germanica Imperium, Angland Federation, and Aus Sagitta.