"I got ham, but I'm not a hamster"
|Statistics as of 21/12/2009|
|Nation Rank||5,400 of 5,242 (103.01%)|
|Total Area||1,431.820 mile diameter.|
Jatrovatia is a medium sized, well developed, and ancient nation at 1077 days old with citizens primarily of British ethnicity who follow no religion. Its technology is first rate and its citizens marvel at the astonishing advancements within their nation. Its citizens pay extremely high taxes and many despise their government as a result. The citizens of Jatrovatia work diligently to produce Marble and Lumber as tradable resources for their nation. It is a mostly neutral country when it comes to foreign affairs. It will usually only attack another nation if attacked first. It believes nuclear weapons are necessary for the security of its people. Plans are on the way within Jatrovatia to open new rehabilitation centers across the nation and educate its citizens of the dangers of drug use. Jatrovatia allows its citizens to protest their government but uses a strong police force to monitor things and arrest lawbreakers. It has an open border policy, but in order for immigrants to remain in the country they will have to become citizens first. Jatrovatia believes in the freedom of speech and feels that it is every citizen's right to speak freely about their government. The government gives foreign aid when it can, but looks to take care of its own people first. Jatrovatia will not make deals with another country that has a history of inhuman treatment of its citizens.
History[edit | edit source]
Jatrovatia has the unfortunate 'honour' of being founded on the day the Second Great War broke out. Although founded because of Fark, Jartrovatia did not join that alliance until shortly after GWII. Jatrovatia is a proud member of the Farkistan alliance, and fought in the Holy War of Farkistan, GWIII, and the Unjust War. Due to time zone diferences, it slept right through the 100 Seconds War.
Other Info[edit | edit source]
Jatrovatia's ruler, Dirk Farkly, is currently Farkistan's longest serving Squirrel (MoFA), having served in that capacity for 12 months (four terms, May 2007- May 2008). He is the first known survivor of the Curse of the Squirrel. Immediately following his time as Squirrel he spent six months (two terms) as Farkistan's Submitter before retiring from the political stage in October 2008. He was tempted out of retirement a few months later to serve a term on the TotalFark Council, making him the only person to have ever held all three posts. The returned to the realms of Farkistan retired government after his term, seemingly for good.
Dirk's major place in Farkistan history will perhaps be his role in the Farkistan Peace Accords, which finally saw Fark reach peace with the GOONS. At the time he was acting Submitter following the disappearance of then Submitter PanicOver, which saw him conducting the final peace negotiations with the GOONS as well as overseeing Farkistan's transition to having a Viceroy. Cable77 was erected into the vacant Submitter post shortly afterwards (beating Farkly in the public vote) and the rest, as they say, is history.