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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,741st Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,100th Most Rebellious Youth: 4,383rd
The Lowlife Landmass of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Money and kindness, nothing pleases more
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Madsoon

Population1.633 billion

CapitalNeo Philadelphia
LeaderMachine Gunk
FaithGoth girls

CurrencyUzi
AnimalRock Pigeon

The Lowlife Landmass of Madsoon is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Machine Gunk with an iron fist, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.633 billion Madsooneers are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neo Philadelphia. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Madsooneer economy, worth 213 trillion Uzis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 130,603 Uzis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Much of Madsoon's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery, the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances, and only rebellious teens who want to look cool and dangerous drink milk in public. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Madsoon's national animal is the Rock Pigeon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Goth girls.

Madsoon is ranked 90,723rd in the world and 143rd in Wintreath for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,741stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,100thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,383rdMost Inclusive: 6,084thLargest Black Market: 6,204thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,391stMost Subsidized Industry: 6,759thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,905thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,934thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,956thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,258thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,426thNicest Citizens: 8,771stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,941stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,614thMost Secular: 10,670thMost Developed: 10,827thMost Armed: 10,885thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,998thLargest Governments: 13,286thMost Efficient Economies: 15,199thMost Cultured: 16,362ndMost Income Equality: 16,779thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,191stLongest Average Lifespans: 17,361stSmartest Citizens: 17,941stHighest Average Incomes: 18,263rd
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Largest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Madsoon, only rebellious teens who want to look cool and dangerous drink milk in public.
  • : Following new legislation in Madsoon, the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances.
  • : Following new legislation in Madsoon, sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery.
  • : Following new legislation in Madsoon, much of Madsoon's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Madsoon, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Madsoon, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Madsoon's influence in Wintreath rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Madsoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens and Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Madsoon, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Madsoon, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.

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