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Rudest Citizens: 44thMost Armed: 123rdHighest Crime Rates: 167th
The Sci-Fi Universe of
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Population13.441 billion

CapitalPaludlic Placj
LeaderMarc Adlerovich Basileiov
FaithReformed Tylan Vargeshtagram et alia

Animaltwo-headed eagle

The Sci-Fi Universe of Mechyrdia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Marc Adlerovich Basileiov with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, unlimited-speed roads, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.441 billion Mechyrdians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paludlic Placj. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Mechyrdian economy, worth a remarkable 4,925 trillion thrones a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 366,478 thrones, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,109,930 per year while the poor average 30,509, a ratio of 69.2 to 1.

Innocent defendants often plead guilty for fear of receiving a much harsher sentence before jury, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills, and it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Mechyrdia's national animal is the two-headed eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Reformed Tylan Vargeshtagram et alia.

Mechyrdia is ranked 6,886th in the world and 1st in Galactic Hegemony for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 14,640.73 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Rudest Citizens: 44thMost Armed: 123rdHighest Crime Rates: 167thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 173rdMost Avoided: 180thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 241stFattest Citizens: 331stHighest Disposable Incomes: 372ndLargest Retail Industry: 471stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 528thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 599thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 671stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 720thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 755thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 798thLargest Insurance Industry: 826thMost Secular: 884thLargest Mining Sector: 992ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,064thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,223rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,242ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,504thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,109thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,604thHighest Economic Output: 2,740thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,790thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,293rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,419thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,060thSmartest Citizens: 5,556thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,886thMost Efficient Economies: 7,289thMost Stationary: 8,074thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,996thMost Influential: 11,886thMost Patriotic: 12,750thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 15,107thMost Cultured: 15,726thLargest Black Market: 17,282ndLargest Populations: 24,384thMost Pro-Market: 27,538th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mechyrdia altered its national flag.
  • : Mechyrdia agreed to construct embassies between Galactic Hegemony and Galactic Community.
  • : Mechyrdia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output and Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Mechyrdia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Mechyrdia created a custom banner.
  • : Mechyrdia created a custom banner.
  • : Mechyrdia created a custom banner.
  • : Mechyrdia created a custom banner.
  • : Mechyrdia created a custom banner.
  • : Mechyrdia altered its national flag.