The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For the Empire and for her people
Emperor Marcus
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Empire of Pelkonen is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Marcus with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 4.554 billion Pelkonenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Welfare, with Education, Healthcare, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marcusandria. The average income tax rate is 3.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Pelkonenian economy, worth 306 trillion Denariis a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 67,322 Denariis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals, soup kitchens are the only things doing roaring business, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote, and factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Pelkonen's national animal is the Unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of the Emperor.

Pelkonen is ranked 21st in the Pacific and 947th in the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 184.68 Net Tourists per hour.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 17 hours ago: Pelkonen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 17 hours ago: Pelkonen was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Pelkonen was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 5%).
  • 4 days ago: Pelkonen was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Pelkonen, factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Pelkonen, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Pelkonen, soup kitchens are the only things doing roaring business.
  • 5 days ago: Pelkonen was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Nicest Citizens.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Pelkonen, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Pelkonen, the government funds large training centres to turn Unicorns into functioning members of society.

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