by Max Barry

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Safest: 53rd Highest Economic Output: 55th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 66th
The Five Kingdoms of
Father Knows Best State
Dissent in Counsel, Unity in Command
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Five Kingdoms of Melkor Unchained is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Konrad Althalon IV with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 30.562 billion Ardans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Daturias. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Melkor Unchainedian economy, worth an astonishing 16,870 trillion sovereigns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 552,020 sovereigns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,032,851 per year while the poor average 105,887, a ratio of 19.2 to 1.

Military spending is on the increase, life expectancy is way down but posthuman perfectionism is way up, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels, and the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Melkor Unchained's national animal is the ratel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Melkor Unchained is ranked 178,781st in the world and 5,546th in Osiris for Longest Average Lifespans, with 21.67 Years.

Safest: 53rdHighest Economic Output: 55thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 66thLargest Mining Sector: 67thHighest Average Incomes: 107thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 119thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 129thMost Efficient Economies: 156thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 162ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 184thMost Avoided: 192ndLargest Insurance Industry: 196thLargest Populations: 231stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 244thLowest Crime Rates: 261stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 315thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 323rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 337thLargest Gambling Industry: 356thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 357thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 383rdLargest Governments: 526thFattest Citizens: 576thMost Scientifically Advanced: 770thRudest Citizens: 800thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 825thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 826thLargest Agricultural Sector: 834thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 902ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,072ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,139thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,652ndTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,067thLargest Black Market: 2,975thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,285thHighest Drug Use: 4,833rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,458thSmartest Citizens: 7,362ndTop
Most Secular: 10,871stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,961st
Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 16th in the regionRudest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 32nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 33rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 45th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 101st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 105th in the regionLargest Black Market: 172nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 195th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 223rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 224th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 278th in the regionMost Secular: 342nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 525th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Melkor Unchained's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Melkor Unchained's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Melkor Unchained's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Melkor Unchained was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Melkor Unchained ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Melkor Unchained was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels.
  • : Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, life expectancy is way down but posthuman perfectionism is way up.
  • : Following new legislation in Melkor Unchained, military spending is on the increase.


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