|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Vassal
The Dragon of Mushrenia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Richter von Zelmisburg with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 11.307 billion Mushrenians 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Defence, and the Environment. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zelmisburg. The average income tax rate is 47%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Tourism industry, followed by Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing.
Citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, and roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mushrenia's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, its national religion is Draconism, and its currency is the Gold Coin.
Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago
- 17 hours ago: Mushrenia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- 3 days 17 hours ago: Mushrenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- 10 days ago: Mushrenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- 11 days ago: Mushrenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- 13 days ago: Mushrenia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
- 26 days ago: Mushrenia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 27 days ago: Mushrenia was endorsed by The Republic of Albertinum.
- 29 days ago: Mushrenia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Anti-Counterfeiting Pact".
- 29 days ago: Mushrenia endorsed The Democratic Republic of Ecclestia.
- 31 days ago: Mushrenia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
Endorsements Received: 25 » Jenesia, Eurosceptic Citizens, Marmiedon, Short shorts, Alsted, Lexembourg, Tigyland, Stromia, The City-State of Vienna, Echo von Cotta, Indulgence and Ecstasy, New France of Silvius Bonaparte, Keris, Carswellia, Nova Prutenia, Foucaults garden, The Seven Provinces, Outer Prussia, Pileusia, Confederate United America, Ecclestia, Norse German Federation, Novo Portugal, Zeebstein, and Albertinum.