NationStates | The Community of Enlightened Transtopia

Posted: July 12, 2016 at 6:28 am

Ex machina libertas. Eritis sicut dii.

The Community of Enlightened Transtopia is a fledgling, socially progressive nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6 million Enlightened Transtopians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Spirituality, with Law & Order, Defense, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare aren’t funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The thriving Enlightened Transtopian economy, worth 437 billion Bytes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 72,914 Bytes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 285,260 per year while the poor average 12,696, a ratio of 22.5 to 1.

The death penalty has been reintroduced, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, the country’s famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and loans are available for students from poor families. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force. Enlightened Transtopia’s national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Enlightened Transtopia is ranked 117,456th in the world and 13th in The World After The Flash for Most Average, scoring 27.79 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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NationStates | The Community of Enlightened Transtopia