A scholarly, highly advanced nation. Knowledge is a common barter system (as time is money, and it takes a good deal of time to learn anything really worth knowing). The practice of sending children of age off to distant relatives, or apprenticing them with a journeyman, is still encouraged in order to continue the spread of this knowledge. A very democratic nation, where the law is not flexible (all were able to vote on them, thus the time to place grievances is generally long-past. Unless you’re holding out for the five-year-review). All races and genders are considered equal here.