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The Reborn Hegemony of Mekanta

“THAT WHICH SPEAKS CAN ALSO SCREAM”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The Milky Way Galaxy

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The Reborn Hegemony of Mekanta is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Kareh math Izakto with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 19.983 billion are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as the Environment and Social Equality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Khiikoza. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 74%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Woodchip Exports and Uranium Mining.

Speaking out against the government is punishable by flogging, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons, women earn less than half the salary of men if they can even find a job, and small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mekanta's national animal is the simulant drone, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Mekantan Dominionism, and its currency is the production credit.

Mekanta is ranked 17th in The Milky Way Galaxy and 3,788th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 9 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Mekanta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 16 days ago: Mekanta fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 45 days ago: Mekanta was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extreme (last census: Top 10%).
  • 59 days ago: Mekanta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 89 days ago: Mekanta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 141 days ago: Mekanta's influence in The Milky Way Galaxy rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
  • 148 days ago: Mekanta's influence in The Milky Way Galaxy fell from "Vassal" to "Minnow".
  • 155 days ago: Mekanta's influence in The Milky Way Galaxy rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
  • 156 days ago: Mekanta's influence in The Milky Way Galaxy fell from "Vassal" to "Minnow".
  • 157 days ago: Mekanta's influence in The Milky Way Galaxy rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".

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