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Featured nation August 2019: Metztlitlalio

The Archpriest Dominion of


"Yolistli, Ueliti, Kantli"

National Animal: Crescent Bird

Currency: Iztak Tlitepozua

July has come and gone. Which means a new featured NOTM has come, and Shffahkia is gone. In the time he's been here, Metztlitlalio has a certainly distinguished himself. His posts are always a pleasure to read through. He makes great flags and maps both IC and OOC. Overall the effort he puts into his nation certainly pays off and I can't for one wait to see all the ways Metztlitlalio develops. Within our region, Metzi's famous for their cheese (6th), Compliance (7th), corruption (7th) and scientific advancement (10th). Which beggs the question: what do you call cheese that doesn't belong to you? (Answer is at the bottom.)

The Archpriest Dominion of Metztlitlalio is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Archpriestess Tletlxokit with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, infamous sell-swords, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.606 billion Metztlikua 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Altepetl. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Metztli economy, worth 270 trillion Iztak Tlitepozuas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 168,513 Iztak Tlitepozuas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

It's been a banner year for local vexillology, the army's trophy cabinets have gone all-organic, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit, and the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Metztlitlalio's national animal is the Crescent Bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Teōmatiliztli Metztli. (Answer: Nacho cheese.)

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