“Strength and honor”
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Empire of Knights of the golden circle is a tiny, genial nation, renowned for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 7 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass -- is mainly concerned with Social Welfare, although Commerce and Religion & Spirituality are on the agenda. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 30%. A substantial private sector is led by the Soda Sales industry, followed by Automobile Manufacturing and Trout Farming.
Voting is compulsory, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, and the grizzly bear is a protected species. Crime is moderate, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Knights of the golden circle's national animal is the grizzly bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the gold dollar.
Knights of the golden circle is ranked 826th in the West Pacific and 19,803rd in the world for Nicest Citizens, with 13 Smiles Per Hour (net).