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Healthiest Citizens: 438th Most Cultured: 806th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,069th
The Grand Duchy of
Left-wing Utopia
The Machine is all
Regional Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Grand Duchy of Mechashadow is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Archduke Bolt Gigastein with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 20.693 billion Mechashadowians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The tiny government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. The average income tax rate is 3.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Mechashadowian economy, worth a remarkable 3,826 trillion gear credits a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 184,935 gear credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Homophobia is off the menu, a sledgehammer and a spray can are seen as the default tools of political debate, sections of the police receive paramilitary training, and banning party poppers has been a real party pooper. Crime is totally unknown. Mechashadow's national animal is the Barrel Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Mechashadow is ranked 153,993rd in the world and 1st in Darksteel Geargia for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -8.83 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Healthiest Citizens: 438thMost Cultured: 806thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,069thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,294thHighest Economic Output: 1,594thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,693rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,718thTop
5%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,843rdSmartest Citizens: 2,261stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,342ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,443rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,581stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,056thLargest Populations: 3,299thMost Stationary: 3,335thNicest Citizens: 3,606thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,730thMost Pacifist: 3,736thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,245thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,494thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,337thHighest Average Incomes: 5,854thLowest Crime Rates: 6,603rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,928thMost Developed: 7,517thMost Inclusive: 7,755thTop
10%
Safest: 13,212thMost Influential: 15,415th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mechashadow, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Following new legislation in Mechashadow, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Following new legislation in Mechashadow, a sledgehammer and a spray can are seen as the default tools of political debate.
  • : Following new legislation in Mechashadow, homophobia is off the menu.
  • : Mechashadow was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Mechashadow, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm.
  • : Following new legislation in Mechashadow, the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property.
  • : Mechashadow was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Mechashadow, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Mechashadow, biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar.

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