|Leader||Grande Duke Joseph Burke|
The Grand Duchy of Saint Columcille is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Grande Duke Joseph Burke with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 2.564 billion Saint Columcilleans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iona. The average income tax rate is 54.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Saint Columcillean economy, worth 180 trillion florins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 70,405 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
People who get diabetes can sue donut manufacturers, more sidewalk is dedicated to animals than people, the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event, and it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saint Columcille's national animal is the kakapo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Saint Columcille was endorsed by The Exalted State of Ultior.
- : Saint Columcille voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
- : Saint Columcille voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom.
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event.
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, more sidewalk is dedicated to animals than people.
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, people who get diabetes can sue donut manufacturers.
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, foreign nations often blame poverty and terrorism on Saint Columcillean selfishness.
- : Following new legislation in Saint Columcille, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
- : Saint Columcille endorsed The Serene Republic of AlpacaGardens.
Endorsements Received: 14 » Rockafa, Sorentia, Estonia-Livonia, The Taklamakan Desert, Grand Termina, Ganua, Rogostan, Europaterre, Zorroa, The Banasia and Gobaria, Quinceria, East Quilan, AlpacaGardens, and Ultior.