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|Motto: "Power to the Peaceful"|
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The Totally Blissed Out State of Ateelatay is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 1.887 billion (as of 11/8/05) love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 100%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising fourteen-year-old boys selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
The military frequently holds bake sales to raise funds, voting is compulsory, there have been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, and only the wealthy can afford monorail fares. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Ateelatay's national animal is the Spanish Whaling Mouse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the karma.