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The Free Land of Macryos

“Libereco super ĉio alia”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific

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Macryos

Population250 million

CurrencyBit
AnimalSquirrel

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.

Macryos is ranked 139,094th in the world and 5,569th in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -63.14 on the Rand Index.

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5%
Highest Drug Use: 2,254thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,519thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,396thTop
10%
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 8,537thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,013thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,476thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,672ndMost Influential: 12,097thMost Avoided: 13,418th
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1%
Highest Drug Use: 31st in the regionTop
5%
Most Rebellious Youth: 235th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 243rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 272nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 288th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 309th in the regionMost Avoided: 337th in the regionTop
10%
Most Armed: 469th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 500th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 599th in the region

National Happenings

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.

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