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The People's Republic of Metal People

“Filled with metally goodness”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Michigan

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The People's Republic of Metal People is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 566 million, 559 million of whom are zombies, Metal Peopleans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with the Environment, although Law & Order and Education are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Metal People City. The average income tax rate is 30%, 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.

Workers' complaints never reach central planning, there is a dearth of space for new houses, trespassers often find themselves impaled by crossbow bolts, and politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Metal People's national animal is the animal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the piece of metal.

Metal People is ranked 11th in Michigan and 114,760th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -29 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Metal People is currently considering its options.

People: 7,054,793

Zombies: 559,059,642

Dead: 6,005,058,613

Survival Rate: 0.11%

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 7 hours ago

  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing.
  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, trespassers often find themselves impaled by crossbow bolts.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, workers' complaints never reach central planning.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, gun ownership is compulsory.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, many working fathers have never seen their children.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours.

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by Max Barry

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