The Federation of Phoenician Colonies is a nation in the online simulation game NationStates.
The Federation of Phoenician Colonies
"Phoenice Ortum Ex Cineri" (Latin) (English: Phoenicia, rise from your ashes!)
"Baal Deus solem obsequimur" (Latin) (English: Ba'al, the god of the sun, we obey you)
Map of Phoenicia and its Mediterranean trade routes
|Official languages||Phoenician, Latin|
|Recognised regional languages||Phoenician, Punic, Latin, Arabic, Greek|
|Ethnic groups (2015)||Canaanites, Arab, Greek|
|Government||Democratic Socialist and Federal Kingship (City-states)|
|-||February 2, 2015 estimate||5 million|
The Federation of Phoenician Colonies is a fledgling, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 5 million Phoenicians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The medium-sized government prioritizes Spirituality, although Defense, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 36.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The weak Phoenician economy, worth 131 billion Anons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 26,287 Anons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes and voting is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phoenicia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.