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Kodiak awakes in 642 largely in the same position it was in in 639. Government inaction by the Karlsson administration has meant no meaningful social advancement has been exacted. Large portions of the working poor are still homeless, food prices are still exorbitant and the water crisis continues to damage agricultural lands and drinking water reserves. The economy has slowly grown, in spite of all this, but this is likely due to the global economic recovery and not due to any internal government policy. Socialism is on the rise in Kodiak, not simply with the election of Patrick Barber and his Workers' Party, but also in the general population. Trade Unionism has also shown a strong increase in within the last three years. War with our northern neighbours weighs heavily in the minds of our citizens, and the cynical economists wonder if defence investment might be just what the doctor ordered to shift more cash into the pockets of every day Kodiakers. Good luck, because I think you're going to need it.

The National Budget

Public Secretary's Summary - While the global economy has only barely qualified as "warm" within the last six months, the Kodiak Economy has improved greatly. Considerable economic output has been generated by the nationalisation of Energy and Water and wages appear to be very slowly ticking upwards. While the national debt has increased in nominal terms, our Debt-to-GDP ratio has dropped by nearly one third. While there is still considerable work to be done to solve many of the social issues in Kodiak, this is the first time since the redevelopment of government that real substantive change appears to be taking place.

The National Debt

The National Debt stands at approximately ₣ 235.96 Billion with a Debt/GDP ratio of 16%.
Our predicted Deficit this year stands at approximately ₣ 4.88 Billion.
This will increase the National Debt to approximately ₣ 240.8 billion.
Our Sovereign Credit rating has been assessed by the World Bank as AAA.
Interest on the debt assessed at 1.70% and is expected to cost ₣ 4.00 Billion which represents 4.3% of annual expenditure.

Income Summary

Income Stream Amount (in millions) Diff. 639 AB
Income Tax 62,720 +6,240
Corporation Tax 11,880 +1,080
Sales Tax 5,320 +1,512
Property Tax 2,788 +252
Capital Gains Tax 2,756 +248
Unoccupied Home Tax 1,060 -12
Petrol Tax 988 -400
TOTAL INCOME 87,512 +8,920
Government Borrowing 4,880 +4,880

Expenditure Summary

Expenditure Amount (in millions) Diff. 639 AB
State Schools 17,320 +120
State Energy Company 9,680 ---
Children and Dependents Payment 7,760 -320
Agriculture Subsidies 4,840 -160
Rural Development 4,840 -120
National Police 4,120 -40
Debt Interest 4,000 +928
State Healthcare 3,908 -60
Science Funding 3,356 -556
Military Spending 3,060 +512
Alcohol Abuse 2,944 +60
Organised Crime 2,944 -156
Highways 2,732 -60
Intelligence Agencies 2,456 -36
State Water Company 2,008 ---
Technology Colleges 2,004 +28
Public Libraries 1,768 +4
Community Policing 1,604 -92
Electrical Metre Subsidies 1,556 ---
Technology Grants 1,516 +320
Street Gangs 960 -4
Inner City Riots 956 +0
Prisons 948 +4
Ethnic Riots 764 -192
Class Riots 652 -60
All Other Expenses 3,704 +2,624
TOTAL EXPENSES 92,400 +15,280

The Political Situation

Public Secretary's Summary - Three years of relative inactivity have exacted essentially no change in the problems facing Kodiak. Riots and tensions run as high as ever and crime is still at rates unheard of for a developed nation. What little positive affect has been generated by the increase in wages and investment in water and power infrastructure late in the last term have not had any meaningful amount of time to show any effect. Drastic measures may be required to push this derailed social train back on its tracks, but can they be taken without driving the government down the path of authoritarianism?

New National Emergencies

Global Instability

(trending up)
Caused by Humanity Increases Nuclear Proliferation, International Threats, Oil Prices, Immigration Decreases Global Stability

National Emergencies with Changed Circumstances

Reliance on Food Banks

(trending down slowly)
Caused by High Food Prices, Poverty, Lack of Equality
Increases Socialist Agitation

Food Price Crisis

(trending flat)
Caused by High Food Prices
Increases incidence of Petty Crime, Emigration, Poverty, Antisocial Behaviour

Alcohol Abuse

(trending up slowly)
Caused by Low Police Funding, High Poverty, High Unemployment, High Alcohol Consumption
Increases incidence of Healthcare Demand, Violent Crime, Petty Crime

Narcotics Abuse

(trending flat)
Caused by Access to Narcotics, Lack of Healthcare, Low Police Funding, Prison Overcrowding, High Poverty, High Unemployment
Increases incidence of Homelessness, Healthcare Demand, Violent Crime, Petty Crime
Decreases Worker Productivity

Vigilante Mobs

(trending flat)
Caused by Low Police Funding, Ethnic Tension, High Petty Crime
Increases incidence of Conservative Identity, Violent Crime, Ethnic Ghettos

Ethnic Riots

(trending down slowly)
Caused by Violent Crime, High Unemployment, High Racial Tension
Increases incidence of Violent Crime
Decreases GDP, Immigration

Kodiak Virus Flare Up

(trending up slowly) Caused by High Poverty, Hospital Overcrowding, Fake News Increases Healthcare Demand, Mortality Decreases Health, Tourism, Productivity, Lifespan, Opinion of Everyone

Foreign Intelligence Interference

(trending down very slowly)
Caused by Low Political Stability
Increases incidence of Government Corruption

Skills Shortage

(trending up slowly)
Caused by Low Educational Outcomes, Low Skilled Immigration, Demand for Technological Specialities
Decreases GDP

Extant National Emergencies

Teacher Shortage

(trending up slowly)
Caused by Underfunded Schools, Prevalence of Private Schools
Decreases Educational Outcomes


(trending flat)
Caused by Growing Population, Lack of Housing Stock, Property Tax, Narcotics Abuse, High Poverty, High Unemployment
Increases incidence of Street Gangs, Petty Crime

Extreme Nationalism

(trending flat)
Caused by Lack of Education, National Patriot Organisations, High Unemployment, High Poverty Increases incidence of Violent Crime, Racial Tension Decreases Immigration, Tourism, Diplomatic Reputation

Environmental Riots

(trending flat)
Caused by Environmental Identity, Environmental Pollution
Increases incidence of Environmental Identity, Traffic Congestion
Decreases GDP

Media Monopolies

(trending flat)
Caused by Press Freedom, Low Business Competition Regulations, Internet Access
Increases Conservative Identity, Fake News, Political Instability

Political Extremism

(trending flat)
Caused by High Press Freedom, Inter-Generational Wealth Inequality, Ethnic Ghettos, Low Political Stability, Fake News
Increases Fanaticism

Fake News

(trending flat)
Caused by Lack of Education, Internet Access, Technology Access, Media Monopolies, Low Political Stability, Poor Diplomatic Reputation
Increases incidence of Political Extremism, Epidemic Spread, Racial Tension

Class Riots

(trending flat)
Caused by Low Police Funding, High Poverty, Low Economic Equality
Increases incidence of Socialist Identity, Violent Crime
Decreases Tourism

Street Gangs

(trending up slowly)
Caused by Lack of Police Funding, Homelessness, High Unemployment, High Poverty
Increases incidence of Conservative Identity, Petty Crime, Violent Crime, Ethnic Ghettos

Inner City Riots

(trending flat)
Caused by Petty Crime, High Unemployment, High Poverty
Increases incidence of Petty Crime, Violent Crime

Ethnic Ghettos

(trending flat)
Caused by Immigration, Street Gangs, Vigilante Mobs, High Racial Tension
Increases incidence of Political Extremism
Decreases Immigration, Civil Equality

Organised Crime

(trending flat)
Caused by Alcohol Regulations, Narcotics Regulations, Cryptocurrency Use, Illegal Immigration
Increases incidence of Government Corruption, Violent Crime, Crime

Armed Crime

(trending flat)
Caused by Liberal Firearms Policies, Low Civil Equality, Violent Crime

Prison Overcrowding

(trending flat)
Caused by Petty Crime, Violent Crime, Low Prison Funding
Increases incidence of Drug Addiction, Petty Crime

Hospital Overcrowding

(trending flat)
Caused by Lack of Healthcare Services, Population Growth, High Healthcare Demands
Increases incidence of Epidemic Disease

Asthma and Respiratory Crisis

(trending down slowly)
Caused by Environmental Pollution, Automotive Use, Tobacco Exposure
Increases incidence of Healthcare Demand

Technological Backwater

(trending down slowly)
Caused by Low Technology Research, Low Science Funding
Decreases GDP

Water Shortage

(trending flat)
Caused by Poor Environmental Controls, Global Climate Change, Excess of Farms
Increases Price of Food
Decreases Income of Farmers, Number of Farmers

Eliminated National Emergencies

Demographic Concerns

Public Secretary's Summary - It is unknown if the previous reports were tabulated incorrectly or if the nation has had a substantial increase in population, but we appear to have regained the 4% of Kodiak lost at the last census. Immigration is basically zero due to the numerous social crises and lack of opportunity. Border crackdowns and visa requirements have kept illegal immigration to basically zero as well. Emigration is increasing but not faster than births. It is still the opinion of the civil service we consider relaxing immigration rules in the medium term.

All Citizens (80.9M ⇗ - 100% )

[Aggressively Opposed]
Angry about Broken Government Promises, the Epidemic, Ethnic Riots, Violent Crime, General Crime, Low Human Development, Street Gangs, Government Corruption, Fake News

Traditional Conservatives (75.3M⇒93%⇒)

[Fanatically Opposed]
Angry about Ethnic Riots, Armed Violence, Inner City Riots, Class Riots, Illegal Immigration, Street Gangs, Low Selective Schooling Policy
Pleased with Punishing Prison Policies, Current Abortion Policy, Police Funding

Socialists (49.1M ⇗ - 61% ⇗ )

[Moderately Unhappy]
Angry about High Poverty Levels, High Unemployment Levels, High Economic Inequality, Low Labour Rights Laws
Neutral to Income Tax Rates, Property Taxes
Pleased with Capital Gains Taxes, Low Selective Schooling Policy, Corporation Taxes, Debt Protection Regulations, Dependent Care Act, Representation in the Public Service Secretariat, Public School Funding

Middle Class (40.0M ⇒ - 49% ⇒ )

[Moderately Opposed]
Angry about Homelessness, Income Tax, Property Tax
Pleased with Representation in the Public Service Secretariat

National Patriots (39.5M ⇒ - 49% ⇒ )

Angry about Low Military Spending, Foreign Interference, Food Shortages, World Assembly Aid, Current Refugee Policy
Pleased with Firearms Laws, Border Controls, Strict Immigration Rules, Castle Doctrine, Representation within the Public Service Secretariat, Flag Burning Ban, Citizenship Tests

Poor (39.1M ⇒ - 48% ⇒ )

[Mildly Unhappy]
Angry about Class Riots, Homelessness, High Unemployment, Food Crisis, Poverty
Pleased with Representation in the Public Service Secretariat, State Schooling, Debt Protection Regulations, Short-Term Loan Regulations, World Assembly Aid, Renters' Protections

Capitalists (31.8M ⇘ - 39% ⇘ )

[Very Unhappy]
Angry about Class Riots, Low GDP, Insulated Economy, Corporation Taxes, Lack of International Investment, Low Selective Schooling Policy, Income Tax, State Schooling, Sales Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Property Tax, Debt Protection Regulations, Short-Term Loan Regulations,
Neutral to Government Debt Levels
Pleased with Labour Rights Policies, Technology Funding, Representation in the Public Service Secretariat

Religious (28.7M ⇒ - 30.5% ⇘ )

[Quite Unhappy]
Angry about Educational Secularism
Pleased with Abortion Policies

Trade Unionists (26.5M ⇗ - 33% ⇗ )

[Very Unhappy]
Angry about High Unemployment Levels, Low Labour Rights, Private Healthcare Businesses, High Retirement Age, Private Utility Businesses, Private Schools, Industrial Automation
Neutral to Weekly Working Hours Policy, Public Railway Funding

Parents (24.5M ⇒ - 30% ⇒ )

[Fanatically Opposed]
Angry about Hospital Overcrowding, Respiratory and Asthma Crisis, Narcotics Abuse Crisis, Firearms Legislation, Teacher Shortage
Pleased with Representation in the Public Service Secretariat

Motorists (24.1M ⇘ - 30% ⇘ )

[Strongly Opposed]
Angry about Traffic Congestion, Oil Prices, Lack of Highway Funding
Neutral to Petroleum Taxes
Pleased with Representation in the Public Service Secretariat

Environmentalists (23.8M ⇒ - 29% ⇒ )

[Slightly Unhappy]
Angry about Environmental Pollution, Water Contamination
Pleased with Petroleum Taxes, Limited Highway Funding, Low CO2 Emissions, Decommissioning of Nuclear Reactor Policy

Farmers (23.7M ⇘ - 29% ⇒ )

[Mildly Satisfied]
Angry about Petroleum Taxes
Pleased with Rural Development Act, Agriculture Subsidies

Commuters (23.6M ⇗ - 29% ⇗ )

[Very Unhappy]
Angry about Traffic Congestion
Pleased with Representation in the Public Service Secretariat

State Employees (23.0M ⇗ - 28% ⇒ )

Angry about Lack of Science Funding, Prison Overcrowding
Pleased with State Schooling, Police Funding, State Health Funding, Technology Colleges, Representation in the Public Service Secretariat

Youth (18.0M ⇒ - 22% ⇒ )

[Quite Unhappy]
Angry about Low Internet Speed, Alcohol Laws, Inter-Generational Wealth Inequality
Neutral to Narcotics Legislation
Pleased with Representation in the Public Service Secretariat

Self-Employed (17.5M ⇒ - 22% ⇒ )

[Very Unhappy]
Angry about Sales Tax, Corporation Tax, Low Internet Speed, Capital Gains Tax, Debt Protection Regulations

Retired (7.4M ⇒ - 9% ⇒ )

Angry about Hospital Overcrowding, Armed and Violent Crime, Street Gangs, High Retirement Age, Property Tax
Pleased with Private Health Care Access, Private Pension Access, Dependents Care Act, Public Libraries, State Health Funding

Ethnic Minorities (7.4M ⇒ - 9% ⇘ )

[Furiously Opposed]
Angry about Racial Tensions, Ethnic Ghettos, Strict Immigration Rules, Strict Border Controls, Citizenship Tests, Targeted Racial Terrorism
Pleased with Refugee Policies

Civic Liberals (5.7M ⇒ - 7% ⇒ )

[Moderately Unhappy]
Angry about Prison Overcrowding, Ethnic Ghettos, Homelessness, Gender Inequality, Strict Immigration Rules, Strict Border Controls, Abortion Bans, Firearms Controls, Punishing Prison Policies, Lack of Judicial Independence, Narcotics Ban, Castle Doctrine
Neutral to Refugee Policy, Alcohol Laws, Low Selective Schooling Policy
Pleased with Educational Secularism, Press Freedoms, Community Policing, Executive Term Limit of Two, Three Year Executive Term Length

Wealthy (1.7M ⇘ - 2% ⇒ )

[Furiously Opposed]
Angry about Class Riots, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Low Inflation, Tenants' Rights, State Health Funding
Neutral to Income Tax Rate, Property Tax Rate

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