The United Kingdom of Bedtime Story is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.578 billion Bedtime Storyians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.0%.
The powerhouse Bedtime Storyian economy, worth 108 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is 68,645 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 348,788 per year while the poor average 7,475, a ratio of 46.7 to 1.
Balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists, corporate lobbying has been outlawed, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits, and divorce is illegal. Crime is moderate. Bedtime Story's national animal is the elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bedtime Story relocated from The Great Land of Hands to Artificial Solar System.
- : Bedtime Story applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Bedtime Story's influence in The Great Land of Hands fell from "Dominator" to "Power".
- : Bedtime Story resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Bedtime Story's influence in The Great Land of Hands rose from "Zero" to "Dominator".
- : Bedtime Story relocated from Artificial Solar System to The Great Land of Hands.
- : Bedtime Story was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Since he wasnt paying attention Fauxia.
- : Bedtime Story was endorsed by The Republic of HAPPY VINNY.
- : Bedtime Story was endorsed by The Republic of Enyo 2.
- : Bedtime Story was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Speed Demon 5.