The Empire of Krimson Phoenix is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate, hard-working population of 218 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Equality, and Defence. The average income tax rate is 89%, and even higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, followed by Basket Weaving and Information Technology.
Bizarre-looking creatures called 'phoenixdogs' dominate wildlife preserves, parents are held criminally responsible for their children's crimes, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, and teenagers are sent to jail for being out too late. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Krimson Phoenix's national animal is the phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the talon.