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The Five Kingdoms of Melkor Unchained

“Dissent in Counsel, Unity in Command”

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

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Arda

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The Five Kingdoms of Melkor Unchained is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Konrad Althalon IV with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 24.466 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 is mainly concerned with Defence, although Law & Order and Commerce are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Daturias. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Gambling.

Teenagers haven't been seen outdoors since the nation reconnected to the Internet, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire, and military spending recently hit a new high. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Melkor Unchained's national animal is the ratel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the sovereign.

Melkor Unchained is ranked 1st in Arda and 123,109th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with -129 Whatever.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 16 days ago

  • 43 days ago: Melkor Unchained's influence in Arda rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 50 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, military spending recently hit a new high.
  • 50 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
  • 57 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.
  • 59 days ago: Melkor Unchained lodged a message on the Arda Regional Message Board.
  • 63 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, teenagers haven't been seen outdoors since the nation reconnected to the Internet.
  • 64 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • 68 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • 70 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, soldiers are equipped with multi-million sovereign battlesuits.
  • 70 days ago: Melkor Unchained's influence in Arda fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".

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