“Libereco super ĉio alia”
|Category: Civil Rights Lovefest|
Regional Influence: Sprat
Location: the South Pacific
The Free Land of Macryos is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its daily referendums, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and hatred of cheese. The democratic population of 250 million Macryons hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 22.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but inefficient Macryosian economy, worth 8.33 trillion Bits 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Pizza Delivery, Gambling, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, 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. Average income is 33,323 Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The government's new 'Crime Can Fight Itself' policy appears to be backfiring rather badly, on-duty Air Macryos flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, and cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Macryos's national animal is the Squirrel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Macryos was endorsed by The Golden of Wyatonians.
- : Macryos was endorsed by The People's Republic of Malonereich.
- : Macryos was endorsed by The WA Republic of Qawe.
- : Macryos's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Following new legislation in Macryos, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.
- : Following new legislation in Macryos, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
- : Following new legislation in Macryos, on-duty Air Macryos flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class.
- : Following new legislation in Macryos, the government's new 'Crime Can Fight Itself' policy appears to be backfiring rather badly.
- : Macryos was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Phanama.
- : Macryos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
Endorsements Received: 35 » Qvait, Wehraboos, Aidenfieeld, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Aumeltopia, Aurcania, Land Without Shrimp, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Amerion, Concrete Slab, Ariankido, Mapico, Volaworand, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Empa Aserium, Hanguk-Nippon, Imperial Duck, Farengeto, Spearos, Agalaesia, Marinho Islands, Gecetesse, Anachronolandia, Quiescent, Breadstick Olympics, Paranoia, The Filippinas, The Tecorogan Federation, Benstralis, Direwolf1, Sedunn, Phanama, Qawe, Malonereich, and Wyatonians.