The Holy blue Kingdom of The Icemark is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King Edward Lindenshield with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, avowedly heterosexual populace, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 7.637 billion Northerners 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 Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Frostmarris. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.
The frighteningly efficient The Icemarkian economy, worth 762 trillion Gold Pieces a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling and Uranium Mining. Average income is 99,852 Gold Pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, the nation's WA representatives have received a very public sacking after The Icemark allowed its WA membership to lapse, research into 'designer babies' is banned, and the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Icemark's national animal is the Snow Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Druid Wiccanism And Odinism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Icemark's influence in The Northern Continent rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
- : The Icemark's influence in The Northern Continent rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
- : The Icemark removed the tag "Post-Modern Tech" from The Northern Continent.
- : The Icemark removed the tag "Monarchist" from The Northern Continent.
- : The Icemark removed the tag "Magical" from The Northern Continent.
- : The Icemark removed the tag "Isolationist" from The Northern Continent.
- : The Icemark removed the tag "Fantasy Tech" from The Northern Continent.
- : The Icemark added the tag "Magical" to The Northern Continent.
- : The Icemark added the tag "Isolationist" to The Northern Continent.
- : The Icemark added the tag "Fantasy Tech" to The Northern Continent.