|Category: Capitalist Paradise|
Regional Influence: Handshaker
The Patriotic Peoples Democracy of Michael VII is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Chief Oligarch Michael Linehan with an even hand, and remarkable for its enforced nudity. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.543 billion are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Frbiba. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Tourism industry, followed by Gambling and Arms Manufacturing.
Euthanasia is legal, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation, and Red Cross demand for body bags are rising while sutures are decreasing. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Michael VII's national animal is the Californian Brown Bear, its national religion is The Church of Holy Mackerel, and its currency is the Federal Reserve Tender.
Most Recent Government Activity: 90 minutes ago
- 10 days ago: Michael VII was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- 18 days ago: Michael VII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- 29 days ago: Michael VII fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.
- 41 days ago: Michael VII fell out of the regional Top 10% for Shortest Average Lifespan.
- 45 days ago: Michael VII was endorsed by The Federation of Polar Islandstates.
- 45 days ago: Michael VII was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
- 49 days ago: Michael VII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Average.
- 60 days ago: Michael VII fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.
- 61 days ago: Michael VII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 61 days ago: Michael VII was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).