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The Kingdom of The Icemark

“Blood! Blast! And Fire!”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: The Northern Continent

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The Kingdom of The Icemark is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by King Edward Lindenshield with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 6.256 billion The Icemarkians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

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 Religion & Spirituality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Frostmarris. The average income tax rate is 95%. 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.

The public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape, the religious lobby has the power of veto over health initiatives, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, and senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. The Icemark's national animal is the Snow Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Druid Wiccanism And Odinism, and its currency is the Gold Piece.

The Icemark is ranked 1st in The Northern Continent and 9,895th in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 53 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago

  • 8 days ago: The Icemark was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • 8 days ago: The Icemark fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 21 days ago: The Icemark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies.
  • 48 days ago: The Icemark fell out of the world Top 10% for Safest.
  • 50 days ago: The Icemark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 5%).
  • 64 days ago: The Icemark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 67 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories.
  • 68 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • 68 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, the religious lobby has the power of veto over health initiatives.
  • 68 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.

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