paladin_of_gaia made a post about an online virtual "run your own country" game called Nation States, and, even though I have to get up early to move tomorrow, I would like to introduce to you:
The Free Land of Esprix"Abortions for some, tiny Esprixian flags for everyone!"
Location: the South Pacific
The Free Land of Esprix is a tiny, socially progressive nation, renowned for its absence of drug laws. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Social Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 16%. A large private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Retail.
Crime is a problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Esprix's national animal is the penguin and its currency is the quatloo.