Welcome | Constitution | Executive | Legislature | Judiciary | Guide | Law Code | Political PartiesWhat is the Coalition of Democratic Nations? | The Coalition of Democratic Nations commonly called CDN or CoDN, is a region founded upon democratic principles in Nationstates. The Coalition is led by Prime Minister Brechalht and Deputy Prime Minister New Adelaide, supporting their leadership is the elected Parliament which provides legislation on governance of the region. The Coalition is a multinational parliamentary region, with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government.
The Coalition is a enormous region, with a very large community of 200+ member nations. In the Coalition, denizens enjoy their civil rights, although not too much, or too freely. Nations in the region are healthy democracies, with denizens being afforded an extensive array of political freedoms. Economies in the region tend to be stronger than average. The median tax rate of the region is 49%, but is frequently higher for the wealthy. The economies of nations in the region tend to be weighted more towards the public sector, with on average only 43% of the economy comprising the private sector. Commerce is a priority for governments, accounting for an average of 7% of public expenditure.
Education is a priority for governments throughout the Coalition, with ample funding being provided and teachers enjoying a great deal of support. The region's law enforcement officials try hard to combat a relatively high level of crime, but are hampered by a lack of funding. Denizens have very well-funded, well equipped defense forces. Public transport is a popular mode of transport in the region, receiving on average of 3% of total government budgets.
Throughout the Coalition, governments find themselves confused, with administration departments being so bloated that staff do not know what other staff are doing, with an average of over 11% of government budgets being devoted to Administration. Governments generally endow their healthcare departments with a large amount of funding, with an average of 9% of government budgets across the region being devoted to healthcare. Welfare is a large part of government expenditure, with denizens amply provided for. Governments in the region are avowedly atheist - no public funds are allocated to spirituality. Social inequality is a major problem within The Coalition Of Democratic Nations, although some effort has been made to correct the problem. Natural environments are quite bad, although some measures have been undertaken to ensure that the environment is protected.