“Glory in Nature and Peace”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The East Pacific
The Antarctic Republic of Meltannesia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by prime minister Isum Samsa with a fair hand, and renowned for its restrictive gun laws. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 4.751 billion enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on the Environment, although Education and Religion & Spirituality are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melta Point. The average income tax rate is 49%, but much higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
Citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, and the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy. Crime is totally unknown. Meltannesia's national animal is the Antarctic Prion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Meltannese Florin.
Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago
- 1 day 5 hours ago: Meltannesia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Divitaen.
- 2 days 1 hour ago: Meltannesia fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Politically Free.
- 2 days 1 hour ago: Meltannesia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 5%).
- 4 days ago: Meltannesia was endorsed by The Ancient Sages of A Slanted Black Stripe.
- 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Meltannesia, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy.
- 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Meltannesia, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
- 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Meltannesia, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.
- 13 days ago: Meltannesia changed nation type to "Antarctic Republic".
- 13 days ago: Meltannesia endorsed The Federal Republic of Chung King.
- 14 days ago: Meltannesia was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Chung King.
Endorsements Received: 24 (Todd McCloud, Wentworthville, Reziel, Lanagon, Lyontisia, Freedom Fascists, East Malaysia, Nylter, Utopian Heights, Rightport, De Quay, Tierra de Lobos, Boridia, Eruopia, Wahnsinnland, Off silly hats, Ribtopia, Samiana, Meldom, 1980s Boy Bands, Killable children, Chung King, A Slanted Black Stripe, Divitaen)