“Sound the Pibroch”
|Category: Capitalist Paradise|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Republic of Makem is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Tommy Makem with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.515 billion Makemians 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 Retail and Information Technology.
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 can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities, and its currency is the Free Market.
Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago
- 13 hours ago: Makem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 20 days ago: Makem fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- 33 days ago: Makem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 1%).
- 37 days ago: Makem fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
- 38 days ago: Makem fell out of the regional Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 43 days ago: Makem fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
- 44 days ago: Makem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 5%).
- 93 days ago: Makem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 10%).
- 93 days ago: Makem was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 103 days ago: Makem was endorsed by Aquafireland wa.