“Sound the Pibroch”
|Category: Capitalist Paradise|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Republic of Makem is a massive, economically powerful nation, ruled by Tommy Makem with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 4.711 billion are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals is mainly concerned with Defence, although Religion & Spirituality and Law & Order are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beaumont. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Automobile Manufacturing and Retail.
Elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, and movies and computer games are strictly censored for violence. Crime is crippling. Makem's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Free Market.
Most Recent Government Activity: 20 days ago
- 10 days ago: Makem was endorsed by The Galactic Muppets of Darth Kermit.
- 32 days ago: Makem was endorsed by The Allied States of AmandilTwo.
- 39 days ago: Makem was endorsed by The Galactic Muppets of Darth Kermit.
- 42 days ago: Makem lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
- 44 days ago: Makem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 10%).
- 58 days ago: Makem was endorsed by The State of Elliston.
- 67 days ago: Makem was endorsed by The Dominion of Darth Chocolate.
- 72 days ago: Makem was endorsed by The Allied States of AmandilTwo.
- 72 days ago: Makem was endorsed by The Galactic Muppets of Darth Kermit.
- 76 days ago: Makem was endorsed by The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins.