If you wanted to know what happened to the "economy" in 2012, or get a quick overview of countries at the moment, here it is, quick and simple!
First of all: the Gold prices turned around.
Also, the battle module changed to split-divisions on day 1665.
But what did that mean for the ordinary worker?
Wages got worse for all countries (even if you factor in gold value), due to Plato changing things much more than our own decisions. eUSA is still in the top 5 for best wages and has competitive tank prices.
This is despite having most active players encouraged to join MU/communes, which has benefits for player retention and selective wealth distribution. A cunning plan, but with a teensy flaw that PTOers can work overseas (and would prefer to anyway), so only the really new players are the ones paying tax. But if government can scoop newbies into MUs immediately then it's all good. (Except for the teensy little flaw that there is no tax income...)
eUSA held full bonuses for a long time, but the general consensus was that removing some bonuses was necessary to stop imminent PTO from a large body of players with anti-US issues; they continue to waste their time with failed attempts, but why would they target USA with such malicious intent? Who knows...
Another aspect of the "economy," but perhaps mainly "politics," and "war" modules is a particular activity which increases chances of success. It is possible to estimate the current state of this activity using a chart like this. (opens a separate chart)
To cut a long story short: there are still plenty of Multis, for free labour, votes and low division damage.
So it's 2013 - Where to now?
Our two leading POTUS candidates had this to say:
Key economic objectives as president?
fingerguns: “No specifics; the economic module limits government participation in this area.”
John Jay: “No plans to change taxes, economic module is broken; will follow eUSA Economic Council recommendations.”
Responses quoted from Max McFarland 3’s unity candidate interviews.
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