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The Kingdom of The Icemark

“Blood! Blast! And Fire!”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Edward Lindenshield with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 6.084 billion The Icemarkians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

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 2nd in The Northern Continent and 104,434th in the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring -5 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 21 days ago: The Icemark fell out of the world Top 10% for Safest.
  • 23 days ago: The Icemark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 5%).
  • 37 days ago: The Icemark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 39 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories.
  • 40 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • 40 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, the religious lobby has the power of veto over health initiatives.
  • 40 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • 40 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, citizens rise at daybreak every day for mandatory exercise.
  • 40 days ago: Following new legislation in The Icemark, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours.
  • 40 days ago: The Icemark voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Leaded Fuel".

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