The Unitary Republic sees scientific advancement at the core of the development of every man and woman on Earth.
As a driver of more efficient living and working, but also as a general tool that gives us access to more and more possibilities and experiences.
Driving research and development through the more important non-commercial as well as commercial methods can drive general technological and scientific development, not simply those developments that assist the continuation of the status quo.
For instance, the studies and research done by major conglomerates that cherry pick information in order to cement their position rather than advance any scientific field.
Through scientific advancement we have access to everything we use to make our lives easier.
Through medical development we develop cures and surgeries that can save lives and improve others.
Without scientific development we would still die from common bacteria and simple diseases in droves.
Without scientific development our lives would be about subsistence, all effort expended to sustain our bodies alone, without time to develop our minds, our understandings and by that extension our capabilities.
We will only ever be more than we are if we embrace scientific development. To that end the Unitary Republic is committed to the goal of 1% GDP science funding, at minimum.