“Money is Power”
|Category: Capitalist Paradise|
Regional Influence: Auxiliary
The United Empire of Menatolo is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The World Heavyweight Champion El Pene with an even hand, and notable for its enslaved workforce, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.493 billion Menatolians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Menatopia. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient Menatoloan economy, worth a remarkable 2,653 trillion Pseudo-Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 354,122 Pseudo-Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,052,924 per year while the poor average 93,375, a ratio of 11.3 to 1.
Hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Menatolo's many privately-owned prisons, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, there are no minimum wage laws, and wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Menatolo's national animal is the Menatolian Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Church of Max Barry.
Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago
- 9 hours ago: Menatolo was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: #1).
- 4 days ago: Menatolo was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: #1).
- 6 days ago: Menatolo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Public Sector.
- 6 days ago: Menatolo was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
- 6 days ago: Menatolo was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Capitalist Paradise".
- 8 days ago: Menatolo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Stupidest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 8 days ago: Menatolo was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Stupidest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 17 days ago: Menatolo was ranked #1 in the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- 17 days ago: Menatolo was endorsed by The Republic of Pall Mall.
- 18 days ago: Menatolo was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).