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The National Unity Party has barely eked out a win against the incumbent Kodiak Workers' Party in a race made tight after the shock resignation of Patrick Barber. The nation is suffering the effects of a global economic collapse, but there is reason to find hope. The water crises has been resolved and food prices have finally begun to fall to acceptable levels. Public spending has calmed a considerable percentage of unrest and maintained the standard of living for at least some sections of society. As for the rest, however, Kodiak has likely never seemed a more dreary place. Unemployment is sky high and international investment is unheard of. With the Great North looming large on the horizon and global politics screaming towards instability, defence will likely be a large part of the policy of this government - likely a reason for the NUP victory. Dark times face us. Let us hope Oskar Luchens can see us through them.

The National Budget

Public Secretary's Summary - The Barber Administration has been put in the difficult situation of attempting to right the ship of social security while in the midst of a global economic downturn. Deficit spending is up, and the economy (already weak from years of neglect) has entirely shattered. While Sovereign debt has barely moved in the last term, GDP has collapsed. Public expenditure has been able to soften the blow to some of our citizens (especially farmers and civil servants) but finances will remain strained until the global situation improves.

The National Debt

The National Debt stands at approximately ₣ 242.19 Billion with a Debt/GDP ratio of 30%.
Our predicted Deficit this year stands at approximately ₣ 8.88 Billion.
This will increase the National Debt to approximately ₣ 251.1 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 ₣ 4.12 Billion which represents 4.0% of annual expenditure.

Income Summary

Income Stream Amount (in millions) Diff. 642 AB
Income Tax 56,320 -6,400
Corporation Tax 18,240 +6,360
Capital Gains Tax 5,640 +2,884
Land Value Tax* 4,880 +2,092
Sales Tax 3,804 -1,516
Petrol Tax 1,812 +824
Tobacco Levy 1,752 ---
Alcohol Levy 1,092 ---
Unoccupied Home Tax 1,048 -12
Recreational Drug Levy 40 ---
TOTAL INCOME 94,628 +7,116
Government Borrowing 8,880 +4,000

*Property Tax replaced with Land Value Tax.

Expenditure Summary

Expenditure Amount (in millions) Diff. 642 AB
State Schools 16,836 -484
Military Spending 11,428 +8,368
State Energy Company 9,400 -280
Children and Dependents Payment 8,920 1,160
Agriculture Subsidies 4,720 -120
Rural Development 4,720 -120
Debt Interest 4,120 +120
National Police 4,000 -120
Public Housing 3,956 ---
Science Funding 3,904 +548
State Healthcare 3,692 -216
Organised Crime* 2,692 -252
Highways 2,660 -72
Intelligence Agencies 2,412 -44
Alcohol Abuse* 2,280 -664
State Water Company 2,000 -8
Technology Colleges 2,000 -4
Public Libraries 1,768 -1000
Community Policing 1,576 -28
Electrical Metre Subsidies 1,516 -40
Technology Grants 1,136 -380
Water Metre Subsidies 1,000 ---
Inner City Riots* 956 +0
Street Gangs* 948 -12
Prisons 932 -16
Ethnic Riots* 808 +44
Class Riots* 644 +8
All Other Expenses 2,456 +2,456
TOTAL EXPENSES 103,480 +11,080

The Political Situation

Public Secretary's Summary - The Barber Administration has been exceptionally effective at finally resolving the water crises and controlling food prices. However, with increased technological innovation comes technologically based problems. Internet Crime has become a severe drain on the economy while our intelligence serves struggle to secure our telecommunications infrastructure. Education is still in massive shortfall and productivity continues to slump as a result. Crime maintains exceptionally high levels and with the economic problems are likely to continue to worsen. It is unknown if these issues can be solved at this point without some more paternalistic policies.

New National Emergencies

Internet Crime

(trending up slowly)
Caused by Non-Violent Crime, Internet Access, Organised Crime, Cryptocurrencies
Increases Non-Violent Crime
Decreases GDP, Opinion of Everyone

National Emergencies with Changed Circumstances

Global Instability

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

Alcohol Abuse

(trending down)
Caused by High Poverty, High Unemployment, High Alcohol Consumption
Increases incidence of Healthcare Demand, Violent Crime, Petty Crime

Ethnic Riots

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

Kodiak Virus Flare Up

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

Extant National Emergencies

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

Vigilante Mobs

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

Narcotics Abuse

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


(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

Teacher Shortage

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

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 High Poverty, Low Economic Equality
Increases incidence of Socialist Identity, Violent Crime
Decreases Tourism

Street Gangs

(trending up slowly)
Caused by 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

Eliminated National Emergencies

Water Shortage

Caused by Poor Environmental Controls, Global Climate Change, Excess of Farms
Increased Price of Food
Decreased Income of Farmers, Number of Farmers

Food Price Crisis

Caused by High Food Prices
Increased incidence of Petty Crime, Emigration, Poverty, Antisocial Behaviour

Reliance on Food Banks

Caused by High Food Prices, Poverty, Lack of Equality
Increased Socialist Agitation

Demographic Concerns

Public Secretary's Summary - The population has increased by less than 2%. Emigration continues to be an issue as young people escape Kodiak for better opportunities elsewhere. The Barber Administration's policies appears to have assuaged the socialists as their influence falls against other more pressing demographics. Conservative groups continue to threaten violence against the government.

All Citizens (83.5M ⇗ - 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, Tobacco taxes

Traditional Conservatives (77.6M⇒93%⇒)

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

Socialists (44.1M ⇘ - 52% ⇘ )

Angry about High Poverty Levels, High Unemployment Levels, High Economic Inequality, Low Labour Rights Laws
Neutral to Income Tax Rates
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, Land Value Taxes

National Patriots (42.5M ⇒ - 50% ⇒ )

[Mildly Unhappy]
Angry about Low Military Strength, Foreign Interference, World Assembly Aid, Current Refugee Policy, Transgenderism
Pleased with Firearms Laws, Border Controls, Strict Immigration Rules, Castle Doctrine, Representation within the Public Service Secretariat, Flag Burning Ban, Citizenship Tests, Border Navy, URA Membership

Middle Class (42.2M ⇒ - 51% ⇒ )

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

Poor (40.6M ⇒ - 49% ⇒ )

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

Capitalists (39.0M ⇗ - 47% ⇗ )

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

Religious (30.1M ⇒ - 36% ⇗ )

[Very Unhappy]
Angry about Educational Secularism, Transgenderism, Blasphemy in Media
Pleased with Abortion Policies

State Employees (27.6M ⇗ - 33% ⇗ )

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

Trade Unionists (27.3M ⇒ - 33% ⇒ )

[Moderately Opposed]
Angry about High Unemployment Levels, Low Labour Rights, Private Healthcare Businesses, High Retirement Age, Private Telecommunications Businesses, Private Schools, Industrial Automation
Neutral to Weekly Working Hours Policy, Public Railway Funding Pleased with Corporate Manslaughter Regulations

Parents (25.3M ⇒ - 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, Driving Examination Regulations

Environmentalists (24.8M ⇒ - 29% ⇒ )

Pleased with Petroleum Taxes, Limited Highway Funding, Low CO2 Emissions, Decommissioning of Nuclear Reactor Policy, the Environment, Fracking Regulations, Water Metering, Pollution Regulations, Petroleum Taxes

Farmers (23.0M ⇘ - 27% ⇘ )

[Slightly Happy]
Angry about Petroleum Taxes
Pleased with Rural Development Act, Agriculture Subsidies, Livestock Importation Regulations, Empty Homes Tax

Motorists (22.8M ⇘ - 27% ⇘ )

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

Commuters (20.2M ⇘ - 24% ⇘ )

[Very Unhappy]
Angry about Traffic Congestion
Pleased with 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, Recreational Drugs Taxes
Pleased with Representation in the Public Service Secretariat, Empty Homes Tax

Self-Employed (16.7M ⇒ - 20% ⇘ )

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

Ethnic Minorities (7.6M ⇒ - 9% ⇒ )

[Aggressively Opposed]
Angry about Racial Tensions, Ethnic Ghettos, Strict Immigration Rules, Border Navy, Strict Border Controls, Citizenship Tests, Targeted Racial Terrorism
Pleased with Refugee Policies, Positive Discrimination Regulations

Retired (7.4M ⇒ - 9% ⇒ )

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

Civic Liberals (5.7M ⇒ - 7% ⇒ )

[Slightly Unhappy]
Angry about Prison Overcrowding, Ethnic Ghettos, Border Navy, Homelessness, Gender Inequality, Strict Immigration Rules, Strict Border Controls, 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, Abortion Laws, Transgenderism, Blasphemy in Media, Needle Exchange Programs, URA Membership

Wealthy (0.7M ⇘ - 1% ⇘ )

[Fanatically Opposed]
Angry about Class Riots, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Land Value Tax, Tenants' Rights, State Health Funding, Empty Homes Tax
Neutral to Income Tax Rate

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