The Federal Republic of Plankstein is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its frequent executions, unlimited-speed roads, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 889 million Planksteins enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Defense, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Offingen. The average income tax rate is 41.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Planksteinian economy, worth 64.6 trillion kronens a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 72,631 kronens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.
Children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-kronen charge on their phone bill, Offingen has become the number one destination for urban exploration in the West Pacific, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, and young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Plankstein's national animal is the meerkat.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Plankstein, young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield.
- : Following new legislation in Plankstein, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
- : Following new legislation in Plankstein, Offingen has become the number one destination for urban exploration in the West Pacific.
- : Following new legislation in Plankstein, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-kronen charge on their phone bill.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Nagaraningrad.
- : Following new legislation in Plankstein, Leader has just been declared ruler of Plankstein in an international press conference.
- : Following new legislation in Plankstein, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
- : Following new legislation in Plankstein, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
- : Following new legislation in Plankstein, burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine.
- : Plankstein was endorsed by The Sinister Privateer of Aluminum Oxynitride.
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