The Empire of SimonCPU is a large, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 88 million are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, pro-business individuals concentrates mainly on Law & Order, although Commerce and Defence are on the agenda. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Information Technology industries.
Protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences, councils up and down the country wrangle over legal matters, and the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. SimonCPU's national animal is the Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Bit.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I don't know if I should be happy or not. In the political simulation game, my nation has been reclassified from "Benevolent Dictatorship" to a "Capitalist Paradise" because of my policies. Dictatorship was waaaaaay cooler. Hehehe... Anyway, here's my current nation. I'm quite surprised that it accurately reflects my view of an ideal society (except for that deforestation part though; also, it's quite obvious that I'm not a pacifist hehe):