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The Republic of Makudu

“If we work together, we will overcome anything”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Makudu

Population401 million

CapitalEspoir

Currencyturtle
Animalphoenix

The Republic of Makudu is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic population of 401 million Makuduans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Espoir. The average income tax rate is 66.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Makuduan economy, worth 20.2 trillion turtles a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 50,311 turtles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, and heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Makudu's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Makudu is ranked 1,539th in the world and 976th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 108 Valid Endorsements.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,539thMost Influential: 4,628thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 9,546thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,595thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,025th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 533rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 534th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 674th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Makudu was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of New Flos.
  • : Following new legislation in Makudu, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • : Following new legislation in Makudu, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Following new legislation in Makudu, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Makudu, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Following new legislation in Makudu, a historic rise in the minimum wage has crushed the economy with inflation.
  • : Makudu was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Makudu voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibit Private Prisons".
  • : Makudu endorsed The United States of Daiz.
  • : Makudu endorsed The Protectorate of Cuyan.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 108 » Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Sunto, Notyoutopia, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Siwale, Fayyayid, Shin-Hachioji, Omnistria, Great Bights Mum, Yaorozu, Trillius, Ethnon, Corfad, Egalico, Napnomadia, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Ibiscaton, Newpromisedland, Free Azzaca, Joodey, Q w e r t y, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Koda-Land, Torakuen, Ikea Rike, Steampunk Ariel, New Bremerton, Amauri, Black Templares, Sheldanada, Sundred, Lomjia, Spartoptia, Sinelona, Castle Federation, Jasminlandia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Acrabinnia, Dreadton, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Sil Dorsett, Tappan Hills, Pallaith, and 58 others.1 very fast endotarter, Noahs Second Country, Dar es Saalam, New Pruessen, Loutsland, Saturns Edge, Former English Colony, Apetopia, Selfgradatude, Votak Matim, Ejhsa, Shadowrik, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, Elder Realms, Alice Gardens, Federation Terra Australis, North Altatude, The Black Cathedral, Wineclaw, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Maott, Loli County, Guer Aike, Haor Chall, Eriadni, Xentherida, Solidair, Constantinolia, Pasargad, Justanistan, Holy Oranz, Aratani, Makersaulache, Wilkshire, Valhalla123, Kobagia, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Samog, Steraz, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, United Non-Southern American Empire, Sockmanland, Utopicican, Penrith, Runeda, Vincone Cae, Alsace and Lorraine United, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Cuyan, Seenvorland, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, Lindsaystan, and New Flos.

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