|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The North Pacific
The Friendly Neighbor of Markdegrey is a massive, economically powerful nation, ruled by Your BFF with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.415 billion are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of PB and J. The average income tax rate is 74%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining industries.
The country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, elections have been outlawed, immigrant herding has become a national pastime, and prosecutors routinely call transplant doctors as 'expert witnesses' in burglary cases. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Markdegrey's national animal is the Mushroom, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is All Praise Mark, and its currency is the Bean.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 15 hours ago
- 2 days ago: Markdegrey was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest (last census: Top 5%).
- 2 days 15 hours ago: Markdegrey endorsed The Hippie Commune of Ashatwe.
- 7 days ago: Markdegrey was endorsed by The Hippie Commune of Ashatwe.
- 9 days ago: Markdegrey endorsed The Infamous Significance of IndieGirl.
- 14 days ago: Markdegrey was endorsed by The Infamous Significance of IndieGirl.
- 16 days ago: Markdegrey endorsed The Principality of Mayonaise.
- 16 days ago: Markdegrey endorsed The Republic of United States of Vinson.
- 18 days ago: Markdegrey was endorsed by The Republic of United States of Vinson.
- 18 days ago: Markdegrey was endorsed by The Principality of Mayonaise.
- 24 days ago: Following new legislation in Markdegrey, prosecutors routinely call transplant doctors as 'expert witnesses' in burglary cases.
Endorsements Received: 78 (Grosseschnauzer, Enif, Moany Old Gits, Whereisthatistan, Groovistan, Velon, Agramer, Yaorozu, Tilling-on-Sea, Span, Spadestan, Elevation, MY MONARCHY, Felenia, Espana Japones, New Allied Australia, Laibach, Zzzaaa, New-Magrathea, Novare Res, Drewsenshireton, Fengate, Former English Colony, Llerrac Yar, Gwondalin, Oneofakynd, Mk Steele, Herzliyya, Pasargad, Andromeda Islands, Selfgradatude, Kitabo, Corrigador, Blackshear41, Ischaemia, Blue Wolf II, Valkyrie Islands, The Wilhelm Union, Redamerica, Great Bights Mum, Nphyx, Spikester, The Dark Poet Society, The Duchy of Inspiratia, Kerlone Adinine, Jayduck, Unimaginable Doom, Everywheristan, God n Country n Byron, Democatic Donkeys, Neosocialists, Ermarian, Zemnaya Svoboda, Marscuponiland, Insitu, Troibroin, New haven america, Wisconsota, Jamie Anumia, Mariensbergian Principality, Lucamania, SoI, The Exile within, Tigerilla, Deutronesia, TheImpaler, Viarizi, Jeiji, Holy Scythia, Avalon, Esponnise, Love Song, Kiwitaicho, Iwin, Mayonaise, United States of Vinson, IndieGirl, Ashatwe)