The Queen's State of Meldrum is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Governor with an even hand, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-working, democratic population of 24.303 billion Meldrumians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The enormous government prioritizes Welfare, with Environment, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Meldrumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,317 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 54,215 betales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
Radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, discarded pennies litter the streets, none has been named as Meldrum's national religion, and all tariffs have been abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Meldrum's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.
Most Recent Government Activity: 24 days ago
- 8 days ago: Meldrum fell out of the world Top 10% for Best Weather.
- 69 days ago: Meldrum fell out of the regional Top 10% for Safest.
- 93 days ago: Meldrum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
- 96 days ago: Meldrum fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 102 days ago: Meldrum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
- 102 days ago: Meldrum was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
- 109 days ago: Meldrum was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Influential.
- 118 days ago: Meldrum fell out of the regional Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
- 154 days ago: Meldrum fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- 176 days ago: Meldrum changed its national nation type to "Queen's State".