The Ancestral Holy Lands of Merconitonitopia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Protector of the Light with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory vegetarianism, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.14 billion Merconites 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Defense, although Environment, Spirituality, and Industry are also considered important, while Administration and Education aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Drekk Kause Pyo. The income tax rate is 100%.
The frighteningly efficient Merconian economy, worth a remarkable 2,561 trillion Denars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an amazing 280,238 Denars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters, the government has declared that monochrome cinema is the next big thing, and the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Merconitonitopia's national animal is the Auroch, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Spirits of the Holy Land.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics.
- : Merconitonitopia was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Midds Conia.
- : Merconitonitopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
- : Merconitonitopia changed its national motto to "Wider Still and Wider // All Under the Sun".
- : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, the government has declared that monochrome cinema is the next big thing.
- : Merconitonitopia was endorsed by The Kingdom of New-El.
- : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters.
- : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
- : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, voting is voluntary.
- : Following new legislation in Merconitonitopia, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
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