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Here there is a Federal Government. Powers are divided between the central government and several local governments. The main power is at the capital, Sao Paulo, but the power is also spread between the states. Among the 26 states there are many different needs, so a Federal Government helps this country run smoothly.
The relationship between the executive and legislative branch is Presidential Government. Here, the two branches are independent and co-equal. People elect both the President and Congress.
The current President is Dilma Rousseff.
Dominant Political Parties
The Rights of Chum's Citizens
Since Chum is and Indirect Democracy, the representatives set the tax rate. Food and gas in Chum are not taxed. However, there is 3% sales tax on clothing. Income tax is based on your yearly income, so the more money you make the more taxes you pay. Property tax is based on the value of your home and the city and county you live.
If homeowner's do not pay their property tax a lean is put against their home and if it is not paid within a 6 month time period the government takes your home.
Sao Paulo------- 10,568,357
Rio de Janeiro--- 7,230,045
Most of Chum's population is located within these four major cities as well as suburbs of cities. Very few of the population is located in rural areas.
Alliances: United States, Canada, Mexico, China, French Giuana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay.
Enemies: North Korea and Russia.
Chum's strongest alliance is the United States. This country is also alliances with Mexico because it borders the continent Chum is located on. China is also an alliance because we get a plethora of our clothing from them. Chum is alliances with French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay because they are located on the same continent and Chum believes in helping their neighbors out and keeping a peaceful continent. Canada is an alliance because we provide them sugar for their syrup and they provide us multiple supplies.
North Korea and Russia are enemies of Chum because having an alliance with them and the United States would cause disputes, and Chum feels that with the same government as the United States they are a more reliable alliance.
Chum is neutral with many other countries because their goal is to keep a peaceful world.
There are only minor conflicts within the country, such as crime. There will be crime no matter what country you live in.
With ideal weather Chum is able to have healthy exports in coffee, sugar, soya beans, textiles, and electrical equipment.
With many great natural resources, these have a huge impact on Chum's economy.
Government's Effect On Chum's Citizens
Gun control is a big topic. People may carry them around if they have a permit. Chum's goal is to create a peaceful country, so there is no need to carry guns around for protection.
If a citizen is suspected to be a part of a terrorist group, they are immediately put into a prison in the state they reside in.
The Central Government has decided that if you are found as an illegal immigrant you have one month to pass the first step of becoming a legal Chum citizen before you get deported.
In each state, if you are caught going over the speed limit by 20 mph the fine is 1500 Chum Reals or $400.06 dollars.
*These are just a few examples of how Chum's government effects its citizens. The government tries to have a positive effect, for the goal is to be a stable, peaceful country.
It is celebrated on June 4th. Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
Chum's Independence Day
It is celebrated on September 7th. Chum became independent from Portugal on September 7th, 1822.
New Year's Eve
It is celebrated on December 31st. This celebration marks the beginning of a new year.