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The People's Republic of Metal People

“Filled with metally goodness”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Michigan

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The People's Republic of Metal People is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.946 billion Metal Peopleans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Defence, although the Environment and Education are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Metal People City. The average income tax rate is 65%, and even 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.

Metal People is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net, the government's religious works are headed by a New Age guru, and billions of pieces of metal are being blown on orbital weapons development. 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 1st in Michigan and 3,543rd in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 36 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 days ago

  • 16 hours ago: Metal People was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • 16 days ago: Metal People was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 5%).
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, billions of pieces of metal are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, the government's religious works are headed by a New Age guru.
  • 19 days ago: Metal People was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, Metal People is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, Metal People's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, political activists are routinely executed.
  • 22 days ago: Following new legislation in Metal People, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.

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by Max Barry

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