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The Sense of Superiority of Myrth

“You may all stop clapping at the ringing of the bell.”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Sense of Superiority of Myrth is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Stavros Djubric with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.259 billion Myrthians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as the Environment and Social Equality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Myrantos. The average income tax rate is 98%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology industries.

Construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, it's always rabbit season, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, and Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Myrth's national animal is the black dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its currency is the Myrthan Soul.

Myrth is ranked 3,482nd in the Pacific and 111,393rd in the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with -8,288 Net Tourists per hour.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Myrth, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Myrth, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.
  • 23 days ago: Myrth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).
  • 53 days ago: Myrth was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 55 days ago: Following new legislation in Myrth, it's always rabbit season.
  • 55 days ago: Following new legislation in Myrth, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • 62 days ago: Following new legislation in Myrth, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams.
  • 62 days ago: Following new legislation in Myrth, women earn less than half the salary of men if they can even find a job.
  • 62 days ago: Following new legislation in Myrth, loans are available for students from poor families.
  • 62 days ago: Following new legislation in Myrth, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.

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