Nation States

I’ve been playing Nation States for a month or so now. My nation, Wavuncular, is now classified as a ‘Father Knows Best State’, apparently. I’m not sure how this happened.

The People’s Republic of Wavuncular is a very large, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 122 million are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. The average income tax rate is 30%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing industries.

The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products, drunk drivers are sentenced to death, and traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation’s freeways. Crime — especially youth-related — is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Wavuncular’s national animal is the gabbidon, which is also the nation’s favorite main course, and its currency is the wavunc.

Wavuncular is ranked 2nd in the region and 68,478th in the world for Largest Public Sector.