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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: Hegemony

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 compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.288 billion Ardans 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 concentrates mainly on Defence, although Law & Order and Commerce are secondary priorities. 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.

Employers may fire workers without giving any reason, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, Melkor Unchained is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, and the country is preparing for war. 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 68th in the world for Highest Police Ratios, scoring 1,464 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Melkor Unchained's influence in Arda fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, the country is preparing for war.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, Melkor Unchained is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • 27 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
  • 38 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy.
  • 38 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, much of Melkor Unchained's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • 38 days ago: Melkor Unchained changed its national demonym to "Ardan".
  • 42 days ago: Melkor Unchained's influence in Arda rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 51 days ago: Melkor Unchained was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 1%).

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