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I think I broke the game...

   
   
   
   
   
   
I'm running a tickless state called the Republic of Gilead. Yes it is based on the American theocracy from Margaret Atwood's work - simulating fictional dystopias is my weird hobby.
My GDP and revenues started randomly dropping for unknown reasons. At one point the debt was still increasing even though I was running a budget surplus. I checked to see if any of the task answers would incur a one off expense and they didn't, so still not sure how that happened.
In any case, I was trying to make a protectionist mercantile state with minimum imports, so I would raise the tariff at every budget until it ended up being over 700%. Then the Capital Gains Tax task appeared and I decided to abolish taxes on loan and bond income in the hope it would revive the miserable economy. Suddenly the tariff revenues shot up in spite of low imports, producing a budget surplus of more than 10,000 Bil. €.
Just when I thought all budget problems were solved the GDP tanked again and the tariff revenues started to dry up. So I reduced the tariff in hope of attracting more of that foreign capital. In a single quarter my imports and tariff revenues shot through the roof, producing a budget surplus of 178,319.93 Bil. €.
A few other strange things have happened. The death rate has risen substantially, even though there is no starvation and crime has dropped. The birth rate has also dropped considerably, although it is still far above that of the average state. Automation and infrastructure have shot up.
Unemployment has suddenly dropped to almost nothing, even though GDP has only moderately recovered and population hasn't dropped. Not sure what all these newly employed people are doing. Maybe they are managing all that foreign investment capital? Or maybe they are just personal servants to the new super rich class?
Just wanted to post these insane results before the inevitable crash and burn happens. I'll come back later and see how many quarters I can make it last.

07.04.2022 03:04
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Now I'm really confused. Just calculated another quarter and all of my public expenses just dropped to almost 0 by themselves. Might have to report this as a bug.

1 more quarter and I got deselected by coup de'etat. Strangely the massive tariff revenue disappeared after, finishing with a budget surplus of only 4,004.13 Bil. €. Pretty sure something is bugged here.
   

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07.04.2022 04:34
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Well, sorry, that sometimes happens Sad


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Well, sorry, that sometimes happens Sad

Ok. Any idea what causes it? Is it best to sit out the capital gains tax task?

07.04.2022 10:45
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Decreasing high import tariffs -> high imports
high imports -> lower GDP -> deflation
high imports -> lower costs -> deflation
-> public expenses drop

The 2% import tariffs decrease lead to the 10 bil. income

07.04.2022 20:28
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Decreasing high import tariffs -> high imports
high imports -> lower GDP -> deflation
high imports -> lower costs -> deflation
-> public expenses drop

The 2% import tariffs decrease lead to the 10 bil. income


Thanks, so the task is safe to answer then?

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I guess so

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