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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6,001st Most Rebellious Youth: 7,289th Largest Agricultural Sector: 10,268th
The Colony of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Virtute et constantia
Influence
Hermit
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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New Melita

Population7.356 billion

CapitalValletta
LeaderGovernor Robert Grall
FaithCatholicism

Currencypound
Animaleagle

The Colony of New Melita is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Governor Robert Grall with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, daily referendums, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 7.356 billion Melitans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valletta. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 28.0%.

The strong Melitan economy, worth 503 trillion pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 68,476 pounds, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

Frequent broken zippers have resulted in safety pins making a fashion comeback, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons', directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Valletta as a backdrop, and the military has declared that 'a woman's place is in the mess hall'. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. New Melita's national animal is the eagle and its national religion is Catholicism.

New Melita is ranked 130,487th in the world and 1st in Alternate Earth for Most Inclusive, scoring 96 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Top
5%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6,001stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,289thTop
10%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 10,268thLargest Black Market: 17,049thMost Armed: 17,118th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Melita was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth and the Top 10% for Most Armed and Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in New Melita, the military has declared that 'a woman's place is in the mess hall'.
  • : Following new legislation in New Melita, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Valletta as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in New Melita, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in New Melita, frequent broken zippers have resulted in safety pins making a fashion comeback.
  • : Following new legislation in New Melita, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery.
  • : Following new legislation in New Melita, stony-faced prosecutors play loud gangster rap music during court proceedings.
  • : Following new legislation in New Melita, polite commuters on the Valletta Metro always let hurried workers off the train first.
  • : Following new legislation in New Melita, abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics.
  • : Following new legislation in New Melita, university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts.

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