“Manndated happiness for all!” Mann
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Nipper
The Iron Terror of Echopolis is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Mann with an iron fist, and remarkable for its disturbing lack of elderly people, complete lack of prisons, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 11.138 billion Echoplosts 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.
The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mebeirnaz. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.
The frighteningly efficient Echopolisian economy, worth a remarkable 5,275 trillion gypsy tears a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 473,636 gypsy tears, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Child labor has been outlawed, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, home renovation shows are increasingly popular, and political cartoonists are known for their distinctive odour. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Echopolis's national animal is the gypsy, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Echolan.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Echopolis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
- : Following new legislation in Echopolis, political cartoonists are known for their distinctive odour.
- : Following new legislation in Echopolis, home renovation shows are increasingly popular.
- : Following new legislation in Echopolis, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom.
- : Following new legislation in Echopolis, child labor has been outlawed.
- : Following new legislation in Echopolis, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
- : Following new legislation in Echopolis, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge.
- : Following new legislation in Echopolis, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
- : Echopolis was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
- : Following new legislation in Echopolis, the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime.