The Kingdom of Mardessa is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its national health service, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 410 million Mardessans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varlyn. The average income tax rate is 60.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Mardessan economy, worth 29.4 trillion Florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 71,778 Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
T-shirts displaying a photo of Leader performing the Full-Monty are selling out, transgender and agender are on the education agenda, international television adverts praise the nation as a worker's paradise, and welfare funding has recently gone through the roof. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mardessa's national animal is the Swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Mardessa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and the Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans.
- : Mardessa was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Lulubellia.
- : Mardessa was endorsed by The Federation of Frahnkzaden.
- : Mardessa was endorsed by The Kingdom of Rozarus.
- : Mardessa endorsed The Dominion of Outer Shenendoah.
- : Mardessa endorsed The Free Land of Amprak.
- : Mardessa endorsed The Sovereign Group of Companies of Glanst.
- : Mardessa endorsed The Dissociative State of Hardscrabble.
- : Mardessa endorsed The United Empire of Supreme Leader Hadrian.
- : Mardessa endorsed The Kingdom of The Kingdom Of Wagies.
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