Here is my suggestions to the game to never be implemented (and probably never seen by eRepublik Developers, if there even is any), no matter how easy it would be to implement. So lets go!
So, as every knows, the economy is very broken. It is so broken that you could almost definitely never fix it fully, but I have a suggestion that will help at least hopefully make it a little better, and that's an export tax.
In eRepublik currently, the markets are pretty much global. Because it is so easy to buy from another country that has a lower price, sellers have to compete in the international markets rather than just their own. This also means that, any increase or decrease in price of a product across eRepublik, will affect all countries, whether they want it to or not, basically removing countries control of their own markets.
So what the export tax would do is, tax a players from one country buying from other countries markets along with the current VAT. That way, countries could then deter citizens from other countries buying on their market place, as well as providing them with additional income. This means countries could have low product prices for their citizens, without them being bought by those outside their country. It would also make buying from other countries markets more interesting, as you would now have to take the export cost in too.
Changes to Trade Embargo
I would like to see this happen with or without the export tax, but either Trade Embargos should stop players from the country the embargo has been set on from buying from their country or include a new one law, which has the same effect.
Selling on other countries markets are mostly pointless as the tax is usually too high, so currently the Trade Embargo law is pointless.
Along with the changes to the Trade Embargo, I would like to see another new law, "Trade Agreements". This could be implemented in two ways, depending how lazy the developers are.
1) When you have a Trade Agreement with a country, import and export taxes set to 0% between the two countries, so they can trade freely with each other.
2) When you have a Trade Agreement with a country, you can set the import and export tax between the two countries.
They are both very similar, but the second would require a little more work but would allow for more control.
More Precise Tax
I would like the value you could set of taxes to be allowed a minimum of 0% to a maximum of 100%. I would also like to see tax values changed to include up to one decimal place, so for example, you could have 3.5% tax or 5.3%. Again allowing governments more control over their country's taxes.
So there is my suggestions on how to improve the economy. Let me know what you think, and your thoughts of them.
Edited by Scarfar, 21 October 2015 - 12:11 AM.