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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 notable for its suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.096 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 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 71%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Gambling.

Invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, much of Melkor Unchained's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, and society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy. 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 91,247th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -10 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, much of Melkor Unchained's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • 6 days ago: Melkor Unchained changed its national demonym to "Ardan".
  • 10 days ago: Melkor Unchained's influence in Arda rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 19 days ago: Melkor Unchained was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 1%).
  • 29 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • 37 days ago: Melkor Unchained's influence in Arda fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • 43 days ago: Melkor Unchained's influence in Arda rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 64 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • 64 days ago: Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else.

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