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The Grand Duchy of Mechashadow

“The Machine is all”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Darksteel Geargia

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The Grand Duchy of Mechashadow is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Archduke Bolt Gigastein with an even hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, intelligent population of 15.417 billion Mechashadowians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mechashadow City. The average income tax rate is 100%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Tourism industry, followed by Information Technology and Gambling.

The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, Mechashadow has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals, and photographers have to apply for a license to photograph Archduke Bolt Gigastein. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mechashadow's national animal is the Barrel Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the gear credit.

Mechashadow is ranked 1st in Darksteel Geargia and 1,170th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 382 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago

  • 9 hours ago: Mechashadow was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Mechashadow was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 10%).
  • 8 days ago: Mechashadow was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Mechashadow, photographers have to apply for a license to photograph Archduke Bolt Gigastein.
  • 29 days ago: Mechashadow was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • 29 days ago: Following new legislation in Mechashadow, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • 29 days ago: Following new legislation in Mechashadow, Mechashadow has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • 29 days ago: Following new legislation in Mechashadow, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • 29 days ago: Following new legislation in Mechashadow, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 29 days ago: Following new legislation in Mechashadow, the government violently surpresses separatist movements.

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